Draughty conditions in the Otago Museum foyer may soon be a thing of the past, with improvements under way to solve the problem.
Otago Museum has been the subject of praise, awards and criticism. Bruce Munro looks at what drives this non-traditional regional museum to punch so far above its weight.
Grim experiences in a series of Nazi labour camps during World War 2 continue to be a powerful influence on Czech-born master potter Mirek Smisek.
Otago Museum will host a major exhibition from Shanghai Museum next year, in exchange for a successful display from the Otago institution, which was recently staged in Shanghai.
Plenty of humour awaits visitors at a touring show which opens at the Otago Museum today, focusing on the sounds people can generate, using only their own bodies.
The Otago Museum is likely to attract more overseas tourists, through its recognition by a US-based internet travel site, museum staff say.
He may be the vice-president of the National Science Museum of Thailand, but Thanakorn Palachai does not take himself too seriously when it comes to communicating science to young people.
Otago Museum and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum were allocated six-figure grants in the latest round of Otago Community Trust funding.
The Otago Museum's planned $1.5 million redevelopment of the former Dunedin North post office has been boosted by a $100,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.
The Otago Museum is pressing ahead with further staff exchanges, after hosting its first overseas museum staff member through an exchange programme.
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.
The Otago Museum's popular Animal Attic reopens today after a two-month closure and a great deal of "refreshment" work undertaken to tight deadlines.
A range of ways the Dunedin City Council could more closely monitor the Otago Museum and its board has been outlined for councillors this week.
Two of the most-loved animals at the Otago Museum, the Lawrence lions, will occupy pride of place when a "refreshed" Animal Attic gallery reopens to the public later this month.
The Otago Museum's collection audit pilot scheme, which has been combined with a new electronic artefact tagging system, has been progressing well, with more than 1000 artefacts tagged, organisers say.
Many youngsters and their families swarmed into the Otago Museum yesterday for an afternoon of "astronomical adventures" to celebrate tomorrow's transit of Venus.
Otago Museum is offering a new $5000 fellowship to boost research involving biological classification, and also plans to establish two scholarships for University of Otago postgraduate students later this year.