Otago's long history of design innovation was celebrated at Otago Museum last night.
Otago Museum marketing and development co-ordinator Juliet Pierce is to leave the museum in November, in the latest in a recent series of staff departures.
''Good things take time.'' So says Otago Museum director Ian Griffin, whose wife, Maria, will now be able to join him in Dunedin after three months of separation.
Former long-serving Otago Museum Trust Board member the Rev Dr Warren Featherston is ''greatly concerned'' about the museum's direction, after the post of senior manager Clare Wilson was disestablished.
On the eve of a final announcement on proposed museum restructuring, former Otago Museum Trust Board member Malcolm Farry yesterday warned of the ''danger'' of senior museum managers being lost.
A decision on a restructuring proposal to cut a senior management post at the Otago Museum has been delayed a week.
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.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull yesterday thanked the Otago Museum and everyone else who had helped deliver a ''new lease of life'' for the redeveloped former Dunedin North post office.
A ''striking'' range of European fashion garments from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recently donated to the Otago Museum, also reflects a surprising Dunedin link with the Belgian royal family.
A ''remarkable'' $1.6 million redevelopment of the former Dunedin North post office as an Otago Museum exhibition area is almost complete and the first public display will open early next month.
One of the Otago Museum's most senior managers seems likely to go as a result of a restructuring proposal to reduce the museum's management team from four to three.
As the Otago Museum remains under financial pressure and keeps drawing on its reserves, director Dr Ian Griffin says the underlying issues must be addressed as a ''matter of urgency''.
Although Otago Museum's annual visitor numbers have dipped slightly, director Dr Ian Griffin says they show the museum has not been adversely affected by the redeveloped Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
Otago Museum science communicator Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero (top) wows some bright young minds of the future during a performance at the museum's Discovery World yesterday.
Want to help children understand the origin, evolution and functions of currency? Then best wrap such education in chocolate.
The $1.6 million redevelopment of the former Dunedin North post office as an Otago Museum exhibition area is nearing completion, and the first display is expected to open next month.
Work is almost complete on the transformation of a historic North Dunedin landmark into an exhibition and function space for Otago Museum.
Otago Museum's recently-appointed director, Dr Ian Griffin, is experiencing ''frustrating'' delays in gaining a visa covering some of his family members.
A "Silk to Silver'' show, which opens in Dunedin tomorrow, is the first exhibition devoted to China's minority cultures that the Shanghai Museum has staged overseas.
The Otago Museum has been highlighting its ''significant collection'' of artefacts involving Sir Edmund Hillary, to coincide with his climbing Mount Everest 60 years ago.