The vibrancy of Dunedin's museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery adds significantly to the appeal of living in the city, Museums Aotearoa executive director Phillipa Tocker says.
The "honeymoon" is over for the commercial stars of the Otago Museum - the butterflies of the Tropical Forest.
Otago Museum organisers are disappointed the Dunedin City Council's latest proposed funding will not address genuine shortfalls, but the organisation will further "tighten its belt" to cope, museum chief executive Shimrath Paul says.
The Remarkably Calm team from Queenstown Primary School yesterday came second in the inaugural Great Mindball Challenge at Otago Museum's Discovery World in Dunedin.
The Otago Museum is inviting visitors to face up to the future in an unusual way, through a do-it-yourself face-changing show.
A major exhibition of Maori artefacts - more than a decade in the making - "Te Ao Maori: Maori Treasures from the Otago Museum" opened last week at the Shanghai Museum, in Dunedin's Chinese sister city. John Gibb accompanied a 16-strong Otago Museum delegation to the opening.
A recent exhibition of Maori treasures from the Otago Museum in Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai, has deepened understanding of Maori culture in China, organisers say.
The crowds may not have always been teeming at the Otago Museum's tropical forest, but the forest's recent artificial "monsoons" did prove successful and might be repeated.
The Otago Museum is likely to end the current financial year with a "reasonable" surplus, but a $418,000 deficit is expected next year, as financial pressures rise.
Issy Livingstone (9), of Temuka, points at the two red belly piranhas in a glass tank at Otago Museum yesterday.
The Otago Museum's new director is Dr Ian Griffin, a British-born professional astronomer, museum specialist and former Nasa head of public outreach.
Otago Museum staff have been installing more efficient electric lamps in the museum's special exhibitions gallery as preparations continue to stage a new exhibition from China.
The likely loss of a senior manager at the Otago Museum through proposed restructuring is a ''tragedy'', former Otago Museum Trust Board chairwoman Margaret Collins says.
Lovers of motorcycles new and old will have plenty to see when a big show opens at the Otago Museum's special exhibitions gallery today.
Otago Museum's first Maori curator, Migoto Eria, was given a full Maori ceremonial welcome at the museum yesterday as she began her new job.
Repeated vandalism to saplings in the Otago Museum reserve is "pretty disappointing", the Dunedin City Council says.
The Otago Museum Trust Board has "confirmed" to Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson that it is looking after the museum's collections properly.
Allegations which surfaced last year about an unhealthy management culture at the Otago Museum resurfaced at the annual plan hearings yesterday, when a city councillor accused museum chief executive Shimrath Paul of having his "head in the sand" on the issue.
The Otago Museum has again been recognised as one of the country's leading tourism businesses by Qualmark, New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance system.