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Community groups, meet scientists – funding and experts

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:24 pm | Otago Museum

The Otago Participatory Science Platform (PSP) grant is now open for applications. If you have a burning question that science could answer, PSP can help connect you with the scientists and the funding to do so. More >>

Museum getting in the kegs

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:14 am | Otago Museum

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Otago Museum is very pleased to be signing on with Dunedin start-up company Spout Alternatives, one of the first in the city. More >>

The next stage in a journey of thousands of years

Friday, 1 November 2019, 2:30 pm | Otago Museum

After five months of careful storage, the conservation process has commenced for the six moa footprints extracted from the Kyeburn River in May. More >>

James Cameron in Dunedin for two public talks

Friday, 1 November 2019, 2:28 pm | Otago Museum

Marking the midway point of the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Otago Museum is extremely pleased to announce that James Cameron himself will be in Dunedin for two public talks on the weekend of 16 and 17 November. More >>

Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 4:25 pm | Otago Museum

It’s not very often that history repeats itself, allowing us to revisit events of the past and reflect on our history in a new light. However, thanks to a beautiful cosmic resonance between Earth, Mercury and the Sun, on 12 November 2019, and again ... More >>

Extreme Science on the road

Friday, 11 October 2019, 4:37 pm | Otago Museum

People living in hard to reach and remote communities are often excluded from experiences that urban New Zealanders take for granted; Extreme Science II is challenging this, by taking science, and scientists, to the far corners of Aotearoa. More >>

Tuvalu Treasures on Display

Monday, 30 September 2019, 9:43 am | Otago Museum

Talofa! Otago Museum is helping Waitaki’s Tuvaluan community celebrate Tuvalu language week on Tuesday 1 October at the Oamaru public library. More >>

Educating Otago – and over achieving

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:39 pm | Otago Museum

Despite operating on piecemeal funding, the Otago Museum Education department’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programme has educated record numbers of youth this year, surpassing government targets by a phenomenal 851%. More >>

The Museum of Broken Relationships

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:16 pm | Otago Museum

Have you ever had your heart broken? Do you own an object that won’t let you forget? Give it to us, and join a global exhibition of loss and healing. More >>

Museum campus goes entirely smoke-free

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 8:27 am | Otago Museum

As of Sunday 1 September, the entire Otago Museum campus will be designated smoke-free. This will include all areas within three metres of the external perimeter of the buildings (which includes the H D Skinner Annex), Museum car parks, and the outside ... More >>

Times are changing

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:40 pm | Otago Museum

From Monday 5 August, there will be a new series of objects to compel the viewer’s gaze in Otago Museum’s stairwell cases. More >>

New pricing structure for Otago Museum ticketed attractions

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 4:57 pm | Otago Museum

In the interests of facilitating broader community access, Otago Museum is very pleased to announce a restructure of its admission prices for its ticketed attractions, Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre, the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, ... More >>

Photographing bodies of the earth, sea and sky

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 1:04 pm | Otago Museum

Dr Ian Griffin, Otago Museum Director, and Kane Fleury, Assistant Curator, Natural Sciences, are setting sail for the Pitcairn Islands to observe and photograph a total solar eclipse. The eclipse occurs on 2 July, on a small, remote atoll called Oeno ... More >>

James Cameron – Challenging the Deep heading for Dunedin

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 2:08 pm | Otago Museum

In what is undoubtedly a significant coup for New Zealand, Otago Museum has secured exclusive New Zealand rights to host the blockbuster exhibition James Cameron – Challenging the Deep. More >>

Otago Museum wins Arts Access Museums Award 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:35 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum was presented the Arts Access Museums Award 2019 for its collaboration with the local autistic community at theServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2019 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May. More >>

Otago Museum images to be freely available in Wikimedia

Friday, 3 May 2019, 3:19 pm | Otago Museum

On Saturday 4 May, Otago Museum is releasing more than 700 images of collection items and galleries in Wikipedia for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license. More >>

Zealandia, the eighth continent

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:38 am | Otago Museum

This weekend, Otago Museum will open its most recent locally produced planetarium show, Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent . More >>

20th Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition opening Saturday

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 3:17 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum is looking forward to marking the 20th anniversary of the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition with a new medium and a new venue for the exhibition. More >>

Re: Emerging – a comparison of design through time

Friday, 1 March 2019, 4:37 pm | Otago Museum

People arriving at Dunedin Airport will soon have a new perspective on Otago Museum. A new display, timed for iD Dunedin Fashion Week, opens on 1 March, called Re: Emerging . More >>

OM receives TWO Tuia grants

Monday, 25 February 2019, 9:45 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s two applications to the Lottery Tuia - Encounters 250 Programme have been successful, netting $370 000 for community outreach programmes aimed at young people. More >>

 

 

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