Animal Attic upgrade appreciated

The public has responded "very positively" to the recent redevelopment of the Otago Museum's much-loved Animal Attic, museum organisers say.

A report tabled at a recent Otago Museum Trust Board meeting noted the Animal Attic had reopened in June after undergoing a refreshment, which had cost about $130,000.

All the attraction's specimens had been fully catalogued in the collection database, with condition reporting and photographs.

New carpet had also been laid and lighting improved.

A conservator from Australian-based International Conservation Services had also been contracted to change painted bases on many of the bird mounts to bases more in keeping with the style of the gallery.


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