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Astronaut Lands In Bluff

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 4:32 am | Otago Museum

In what is thought to be a first, on Monday 31 October, an astronaut will be touching down in Bluff. NASA astronaut, Dr Shannon Walker, will be travelling to Aotearoa New Zealand to launch the national roadshow of Tūhura Otago Museum’s new science ... More >>

Maungārongo, A Tribal Treasure Returns

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 11:59 am | Otago Museum

One of the most significant tribal treasures held in Tūhura Otago Museum has been returned to Ngāti Maniapoto today ahead of the tribe’s Treaty of Waitangi claim settlement by Parliament. Named ‘Maungārongo’, this taiaha (a long wooden weapon) ... More >>

Gaming Exhibition Announced

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:29 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has announced an exhibition for Otago’s gamers, digital natives, and technophiles, Code Breakers: Women in Games, set to open on Saturday 2 July. This free exhibition is made by ACMI and transforms the Museum into an immersive ... More >>

Otago Museum Gifted New Te Reo Māori Name

Monday, 28 February 2022, 7:47 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum announced today that they have been gifted a new te reo Māori name: Tūhura. Meaning to discover, investigate, and explore; the name has already been in use since 2017 as the name of the Museum’s hugely popular interactive science ... More >>

Fashionable Donation For Museum

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 10:00 am | Otago Museum

A striking donation from an award-winning fashion designer has extended the exhilaration of Fashion Forward>> Disruption through Design past the exhibition’s close date. Rakel Blomsterberg was the first Otago Polytechnic graduate to win the ... More >>

Otago Museum Cements Science Communication Leadership

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 12:46 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s Science Engagement Team has been given a boost with new support for two new outreach projects through the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation’s (MBIE) Unlocking Curious Minds (UCM) fund. “We are thrilled”, said Jessa Barder. ... More >>

Community Grant Reopens

Monday, 22 November 2021, 10:28 am | Otago Museum

Does your school have a science question they would like answered? Does your community group need help to crack a problem or chase a new opportunity? The Otago Participatory Science Platform can fund up to $20,000 to help you! What can archaeological evidence ... More >>

Otago Museum Announces New Exhibition – Sea Monsters!

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 2:05 pm | Otago Museum

With 70 exhibits, including immersive multimedia, real fossils that are millions of years old and huge life-sized fossil casts, Otago Museum can’t wait to sink their teeth into the latest international exhibition, Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean ... More >>

Time flies when you’re having fun

Monday, 16 August 2021, 6:54 pm | Otago Museum

People say time flies when you retire, but Otago Museum’s Honorary Curator of Entomology, Associate Professor Steve Kerr is taking that literally. He has been rekindling a childhood love of studying insects and spends his days in nature around Otago looking ... More >>

Fashion FWD exhibition finalist in Best Awards

Monday, 16 August 2021, 11:24 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s latest special exhibition, Fashion FWD: Disruption through Design , has just been announced as a finalist for the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards in the Exhibitions and Temporary Structures category. The category celebrates ... More >>

Fashion FWD Exhibition Now Virtual

Friday, 23 July 2021, 3:17 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s latest special exhibition, Fashion FWD: Disruption through Design , can now be visited from anywhere in the world. “The virtual exhibition is a first for Otago Museum”, said Craig Scott, Head of Exhibitions and Creative Services, ... More >>

Dunedin Gets Ready For Matariki

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 4:16 pm | Otago Museum

Matariki and Puaka are being celebrated in Dunedin with a dawn ceremony this Sunday on 4 July. Matariki Ahuka Nui starts at 7am on the Museum Reserve with karakia to welcome the stars into the dawn sky and whakamaumahara to remember those who have ... More >>

Blumhardt Fund Brings Precious Memory Home

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:24 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum announced their first purchase made possible through the Blumardt Fund today. The Fund allowed the purchase of Stolen Jewels by Octavia Cook. Ms Cook is a renowned Otago-based jeweller with an international reputation. Her work is in ... More >>

Record Entries For Otago Museum Photography Awards

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 2:59 pm | Otago Museum

Entries closed yesterday for the updated Otago Wildlife Photography Competition with over double the photos from the previous year. The previous record in the 22-year history of the awards was 2381 entries. This year received a total of an incredible ... More >>

Otago Museum Fashion Exhibition Opens!

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:43 pm | Otago Museum

Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design , Otago Museum’s latest exhibition is now open to the public. The exhibition has been designed in-house with a swathe of local and international collaborators: selected iD Emerging Designer ... More >>

Solar Tsunamis Project Launches… Literally

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 4:56 pm | Otago Museum

Timed to coincide with the Equinox, Viva Expeditions two aurora-hunting flights departed from Christchurch on both Saturday and Sunday. The flights followed paths that were carefully crafted by Otago Museum’s Director – and resident aurora-chaser ... More >>

ID Fashion Awards Provide Basis For Exciting New Exhibition

Monday, 15 February 2021, 3:01 pm | Otago Museum

Dunedin fashion, like its sound, has always been distinct, and on Saturday 27 March 2021 an exhibition is opening to celebrate it. From icons in New Zealand fashion to new global players in cool, from the internationally known iD Fashion Awards to ... More >>

Upland Moa Video Updates At Otago Museum

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 5:15 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has long been home to an articulated upland moa skeleton and housed underneath is a video which tells the story of its discovery. This moa was found by Jonathan Carr and Josh Clark while hunting in the North Routeburn Valley in 2002 ... More >>

Women In STEM Exhibition Opening Tomorrow

Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:33 am | Otago Museum

In an era of instant photographic gratification, it may seem a little odd for a digital portrait exhibition to take months to come together, but Otago Museum’s upcoming exhibition 100 women, 100 words… infinite possibilities is more than just ... More >>

Museum Loses Living Treasure

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 3:40 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou are sad to report that, Manawa, the treasured moko kākāriki (jewelled gecko), was euthanised on late Friday, 13 November after expert treatments could not revive him from a series of ailments. Otago Museum had ... More >>





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