Otago Museum

Museum to put on big family show tomorrow

Up to 5000 people are expected to experience ''electrifying entertainment, crazy acts and live music'' during The Big Get Together, the Otago Museum's annual family fun event, tomorrow.

New museum director looks to future

New museum director looks to future

Otago Museum's newly-appointed director, British-born astronomer and museum specialist Dr Ian Griffin, needs no further convincing about the power of museums to change lives.

Enviro Gold for museum

The Otago Museum has won a tourism-related Enviro Gold award for the second year in a row from Qualmark, the country's official quality assurance system.

UK recruit to head Otago Museum

UK recruit to head Otago Museum

The Otago Museum's new director is Dr Ian Griffin, a British-born professional astronomer, museum specialist and former Nasa head of public outreach.

Perfect score for Otago Museum

The Otago Museum has again been recognised as one of the top tourism businesses in the country, having gained a perfect score three years in a row from Qualmark, the New Zealand quality assurance system, museum officials said.

Museum names wing for ex-CEO

Museum names wing for ex-CEO

Long-serving former Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul has been granted a rare honour- having a wing at the museum named after him.

Quakes exhibition an emotional experience

Quakes exhibition an emotional experience

A touring show at the Otago Museum, which conjures up the heartbreak and hopes arising from the Canterbury earthquakes, has attracted more than 25,000 visitors, many finding it a highly emotional experience.

Gift of carpet

The Otago Museum has donated about 35sq m of used carpet tiles to the Taieri Historical Society for a church room in its Historical Park complex, near Outram.

Research awards set up

The Otago Museum is establishing a series of research fellowship and scholarship awards in a bid to learn more about its internationally significant collection.

Museum Shanghai show 'great honour'

The Otago Museum has been invited to stage a big exhibition at the opening of a major new museum in Shanghai early next year in a ''great honour'' for the Dunedin institution, organisers say.

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