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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 >>

Presenting the Quantum Shorts film festival finalists

Friday, 15 February 2019, 12:30 pm | Otago Museum

“Weirdly compelling,” was one judge’s comment. “A very adventurous concept,” said another. “Creative and funny,” came a third verdict. More >>

A rifle with history

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:07 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum Conservation staff are today dismantling the only Collier 2nd model flintlock revolving rifle held in public collections around the world. More >>

Women in Science – Girls are Boss!

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:14 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum in collaboration with the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies is hosting a series of workshops to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February. The workshops are aimed at intermediate and ... More >>

Enter the Museum Collection

Friday, 1 February 2019, 4:35 pm | Otago Museum

On Thursday 7 February, a new display will open in the People of the World gallery at Otago Museum. More >>

100-year quest for Einstein’s gravitational waves

Friday, 18 January 2019, 12:19 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum is pleased to be co-hosting, with the Dodd-Walls Centre and the University of Otago, a free public talk by Professor Nergis Mavalvala on Thursday 31 January. More >>

Otago Museum frogs have new home

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:23 am | Otago Museum

The Museum has been home to a brown tree frog and a southern bell frog in a display inside the Nature galleries since about 1980. More >>

A week of wins

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:34 pm | Otago Museum

A week of wins The Otago Museum has had a successful week with both funding and awards. More >>

Finding the line between mystery and knowledge

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:56 am | Otago Museum

In good time for the silly season, Otago Museum is opening its first ever planetarium Christmas show — an in-house production, Christmas Mysteries . More >>

 

 

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