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Otago Museum's @hOMe – Your Museum, In Your Home Goes Live For The Lockdown

Friday, 3 April 2020, 4:19 pm | Otago Museum

We're bringing the Museum to the public. Virtually at least. Since the COVID-19 Alert 4 lockdown began, Otago Museum staff from all divisions have been working busily creating an enormous range of material for the public to access while confined to ... More >>

Otago Museum To Close Temporarily

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:31 pm | Otago Museum

From 3pm today, Otago Museum has closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the Government announcement at 1.30pm that the country has moved from alert level 2 to level 3, and will progress to level 4 in 48 hours. Our responsibility ... More >>

Otago Museum Appoints New Curator Māori And Pouhere Kaupapa Māori

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 5:02 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gerard O’Regan to the roles of Curator and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori. Gerard has more than 30 years’ experience in heritage management through different museum, iwi and research staff positions, ... More >>

Otago Wildlife Photography Competition Open But Change Is Coming

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 2:19 pm | Otago Museum

A little later than its usual summer season, Otago Museum’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition kicks off on Sunday 1 March this year. Following a slight decline in entries last year, Museum staff took the opportunity to survey past entrants about ... More >>

Jim Cooper installation opens at Otago Museum

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 1:21 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has started the year with an appreciation for the arts, and internationally recognised artists are now on display and free to the public. More >>

Exploration Extended at Otago Museum

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:18 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has extended the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition for two weeks, giving Dunedin residents – and out of town visitors – who have not yet visited a extra chance to do so before it leaves the city. More >>

Embroidering Culture

Friday, 10 January 2020, 3:28 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January. More >>

A Moth Named Barbara

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:18 pm | Otago Museum

Dunedin’s Dr Barbara Anderson, who is passionate about all things moths, has just had a species named after her. Ichneutica barbara is a moth within the Noctuid family, which is one of the largest moth families in the world. More >>

Tis the season to be generous

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:03 pm | Otago Museum

In the spirit of Kris Kringle, the big cheerful man himself, Otago Museum is inviting the community to help make the holidays fun for all children. More >>

Dunedin schools, clubs, and associations – anyone – ahoy!

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:47 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s Dr Claire Concannon is going to the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, and Dunedin is invited along for the ride! More >>

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 >>



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