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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

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Unlocking History

Volunteer, Nora Schlenker, talks about her work.

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Foulden Maar

Want to understand the issue? On Lee explains.

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Sir Edmund Hillary

Loved by so many, his legacy lives on.

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James Cameron – Challenging the Deep's long links to the past and Otago Museum.

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New flightless stonefly species discovered

Otago has an important scientific discovery; a new distinct species of stonefly was found in the Maungatua Range. 

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Museum Week 2019

Missed our Museum Week 2019 videos on social media? Here's another chance to watch. 

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Midden: An Archaeological Treasure Trove

Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.

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Surviving Chunuk Bair: H D Skinner at Gallipoli

The letters Skinner sent home to family and friends in New Zealand detail the three days and nights of fighting during the Battle of Chunuk Bair. 

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A Rifle with History

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

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Enter the Museum Collection

We've got a new display opening in the People of the World gallery on 7 February. 

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

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The views expressed here are those of our individual contributors, and are not the views of the Otago Museum.

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