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.
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Historical Kiwi Egg Loan Returned
Inside a cardboard box, protected by an inflatable plastic cushion, is a smooth, white kiwi egg with a tiny hole at each end...
Virtuoso tourist art?
One of the windows attracting lots of visitor interest in ‘Keep it Glassy’ – Tūhura Otago Museum’s current stairwell case exhibition – displays three flaked glass spear points from north Western Australia...
Aotearoa’s Invertebrate Stamps
Enjoy a blog by Otago Museum's Honorary Philatelic Curator Melville Carr about his collection of invertebrate stamps.
Pendants, petals, and pumice: Lynn Kelly’s jewellery
Jeweller Lynn Kelly was part of the iconic Fluxus co-operative in Dunedin for 15 years after completing a craft design course in Wanganui, before setting up her own workshop. Plants, and human interactions with them, are at the heart of much of the work she creates.
Southern Frontiers II Expedition
Kane Fleury, Curator, Natural Science, was invited to provide insight as a naturalist on an expedition of the southwest inlets of Fiordland. Read all about it here!
‘Probably going [to] Auckland for bird studies’ – Lily Daff writes to H D Skinner
1 September was World Letter Writing Day and Moira White, our Curator, Humanities, has been delving through Otago Museum's historical correspondence...
Research visit: Seabirds and plastics
Dunedin is home to a diverse seabird population, and many of these species are represented in Tūhura Otago Museum’s collections. This makes our collection a useful resource for researchers like Kamya Patel, who is studying why seabirds ingest plastics.
Coins Minted by Caligula Honouring Family Members
As part of the University of Otago's Classics Programme, George Morris takes a deep dive into Caligula and the coins he minted to honour his family members.
Blumhardt Foundation means more art at Otago Museum
With the support of the Blumhardt Fund, Otago Museum has recently acquired an exciting group of additions to the crafted corner of our collections...
A New Zealand Fruit and Vegetable Production
To accompany 'Fresh Produce' our current Stairwell Display, we have been delighted with a blog by our resident philatelist, Dr R Melville Carr.
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