Ceiling uncovered

An ornate plaster ceiling which has emerged during demolition work at the Otago Settlers Museum will be retained in the final design of the museum's $35 million redevelopment project.

The old white ceiling had been uncovered behind a more modern structure during early demolition work at the museum's original brick John Burnside designed building, museum director Linda Wigley said.

Museum organisers are planning to develop an auditorium in the area where the plaster ceiling was found.

The project building team was working to save the ceiling and incorporate it into the design, Ms Wigley said.

Photo by Gerard O'Brien.

Add a Comment


Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter