A landmark Otago Museum exhibition which opened in Shanghai this week is a "fantastic achievement" and part of the "great international adventure" Dunedin is having with its Chinese sister city, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.
The biggest Otago Museum delegation sent abroad will attend the opening of a trail-blazing Otago exhibition in Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai, this week.
Otago Museum organisers plan to reduce some of the museum's activities and displays in a belt-tightening exercise, but are confident the quality of "visitor experience" will not be undermined.
An exhibition of Maori culture to be displayed in Shanghai later this month is given a traditional farewell from the Otago Museum.
An Otago Museum staff survey, conducted via internet, has highlighted continuing concern over pay issues, amid otherwise high levels of job satisfaction.
The Otago Settlers Museum has launched its redeveloped internet site to update the public while the museum is closed for a $35 million upgrade.
Wherever Auckland glass artist Luke Jacomb travels next on his creative journey, there is a good chance a rather special canoe will be coming with him, at least part of the way.
The signing of a staff exchange agreement between the Otago Museum and Science Centre Singapore recently reflects the continuing positive effects of hosting an international science conference in Dunedin last year, museum officials say.
A carved gateway commissioned by the Otago Museum will become the focal point of a major display of Maori artefacts in Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai, next month.
Otago Museum treasurer Mike Horne has highlighted the risks to the institution of senior museum staff "carrying unsustainable loads and working unsustainable hours".
The Otago Museum yesterday installed an illustrated information panel highlighting the major contribution which the former long-serving museum director Dr H.D. Skinner made to the museum.
More people from Canterbury have been visiting the Otago Museum since the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch, museum organisers say.
Against a background of tensions between the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Museum over funding issues, museum trust board chairman Graham Crombie is urging the council to boost funding in the longer term.
The Otago Museum is maintaining an extensive education programme for school pupils throughout Otago, despite a recent reduction in Ministry of Education funding.
This weekend more than 200 Maori cultural treasures will be together for the last time, when the "Mo Tatou" exhibition finally closes, after five years on the road.
Stilt walkers Daniel Gordon (fawn), and Miguel Nitis (robot), of Highly Flammable, welcome Taylor Dickson (2) to the Big Get Together at Otago Museum yesterday.
Any issues involving Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul's reporting to the Otago Museum Trust Board are ultimately matters for the board to consider, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.
A confidential Dunedin City Council report has questioned the nature of Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul's reporting to his board and raised the "wider issue" of the relationship between the council and museum.