Museum staff in S. Korea

Four Otago Museum staff are attending the annual Asia Pacific science centre conference in South Korea this week.

Museum collections, research and experience director Clare Wilson and senior staff members Helen Horner, Andrew Charlton and Catherine Gadd are attending the Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres (Aspac) conference, being held south of Seoul.

Ms Wilson said the three other staff were giving talks at the five-day conference, devoted this year to ''Engaging Society with Science''.

In 2010, Otago Museum was the first New Zealand museum to host an Aspac conference. Attending the conference was a cost-effective way of keeping in touch with overseas science centre colleagues, including in Singapore, Thailand, and Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai, and Guangdong, in southern China, she said.

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