Otago Museum

Wearable arts show may break even

Earlier fears that a World of Wearable Art exhibition at the Otago Museum could incur a sizeable loss have been allayed, thanks to a positive public response.

Air curtain and conservatory to fix museum entranceway draught

Draughty conditions in the Otago Museum foyer may soon be a thing of the past, with improvements under way to solve the problem.

New role for museum leader

New role for museum leader

Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul has resigned to take up a senior medical centre management post in Indonesia.

Museum head Shimrath Paul resigns

Museum head Shimrath Paul resigns

Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul has resigned to take up a position as head of an Indonesian centre of excellence for cancer treatment.

Nazi camp experiences still strong influence on potter

Nazi camp experiences still strong influence on potter

Grim experiences in a series of Nazi labour camps during World War 2 continue to be a powerful influence on Czech-born master potter Mirek Smisek.

Otago Museum: Igniting a spark

Otago Museum: Igniting a spark

Otago Museum has been the subject of praise, awards and criticism. Bruce Munro looks at what drives this non-traditional regional museum to punch so far above its weight.

Cultural treasures in exhibition

Cultural treasures in exhibition

Otago Museum will host a major exhibition from Shanghai Museum next year, in exchange for a successful display from the Otago institution, which was recently staged in Shanghai.

Body sounds centre of museum's 'Bodytok Quintet' show

Body sounds centre of museum's 'Bodytok Quintet' show

Plenty of humour awaits visitors at a touring show which opens at the Otago Museum today, focusing on the sounds people can generate, using only their own bodies.

TripAdvisor rates Otago Museum

The Otago Museum is likely to attract more overseas tourists, through its recognition by a US-based internet travel site, museum staff say.

Large, hairy arrivals settle in

Large, hairy arrivals settle in

They are the stuff of nightmares and they are moving in.

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