It is remarkable how much Cantonese gold seekers were able to maintain a Chinese lifestyle on the Otago goldfields.
Cool and Collected
Many glass models of biological specimens are on display in the Animal Attic at Otago Museum, writes Anne Harlow.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum curator Peter Read unlocks the identity of the owner of a late 1800s tag.
In 2019, Kalisolaite ’Uhila spent 11 weeks in Otepoti Dunedin as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Aotearoa New Zealand Visiting Artist Programme.
what was or could be today (again) 2019 is a recent video installation by artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Wairangi, Te Papaka-o-Maui).
Imogen Stockwell pulls back the curtain on one of Oamaru's less known artists and art educators, Dorothy Hurst Jones.
Kaoriki, or New Zealand little bittern, are long extinct but, because of museums, not forgotten, writes Kane Fleury.
With only one exhibition space and more than 18,000 art works in its permanent collection, there are many treasures that are rarely seen first-hand in the Hocken Pictures collection.
A scene from "everyday life" in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection provides a missing link, writes Lauren Gutsell.
Reversible garments have come into and gone out of fashion over many years. There’s a certain novelty appeal, combined with a sense of ingenious efficiency.
A tie pin made from a gold nugget recovered at the height of the gold dredging boom in Otago was donated in the 1950s to Toitu Otago Early Settlers Museum by the family of the late Alexander Crow McGeorge.
Every Saturday as thousands of Kiwis hold their Lotto tickets in eager anticipation of becoming overnight millionaires, few would realise they're part of a tradition that goes back to Otago’s 19th-century Chinese gold seekers.
ln the European spring of 1957, Dora de Beer was holidaying in Rome having recently arranged the shipment of a small but exciting group of Italian ceramics to Otago Museum in Dunedin.
Next to the wall text that introduces Colin McCahon: A Constant Flow of Light at Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hakena, hangs the still-life painting Poppies (c.1937), by Anne Hamblett (1915-1993).