Anxieties are growing at the Otago Museum Trust Board about
financial pressures which could result in the museum drawing
down substantial amounts of its funding reserves to maintain
services in coming years.
A major touring show focusing on the February 2011
Christchurch earthquake will help convey the impact and the
science behind one of New Zealand's biggest natural
disasters, Otago Museum officials say.
Otago Museum marketing and development co-ordinator Juliet
Pierce is expecting to gain further insights into
museum-based science education for young people through a
staff exchange trip to the National Science Museum of
Thailand in Bangkok.