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The Otago Museum plans to build a small conservatory early next year to help overcome draughty conditions near the museum foyer.
Museum officials said earlier this year work was under way with Naylor Love to resolve the "long-standing issue" of cold air entering through the main ground floor doors and the nearby smaller external entrance to the cafe.
Resource consent has been obtained to build the conservatory, providing an enclosed area outside a nearby side door close to the museum cafe.
The conservatory will have an east-facing external door and will be "in sympathy" with the museum's Centennial Wing.
Organisers said the conservatory could cost about $70,000 and an air curtain about $15,000.