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A Radio NZ interview early in the New Year discussing New Zealand’s 129th Chess Congress – played in Christchurch 2 – 12 January – reminded me of the sole chess set in Otago Museum’s collection...
Kīoranga! Hello again from Rēkohu / Wharekauri / Chatham Island.
The sea around Rēkohu is rich and abundant. It is easy to spot the signs of diverse coastal life along the foreshore between high and low tide...
Tēnā kotau mai Rēkohu! Tēnā koutou mai Wharekauri! Greetings from Chatham Island!
Our staff often get asked at Halloween what some of the scariest things in the museum are...
Dunedin is a paradise for bird lovers. There are so many great bird reasons to live in this city and it is only getting better with the predator trapping work in our community that the Halo Project and City Sanctuary support.
Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to spend one day a week with the conservation team at the Otago Museum as part of an internship program with the University of Otago. Throughout my time at the museum, I have been able to experience many different things and learn a lot about conservation and how the museum runs. Perhaps the most notable thing I learned is that conservators do a lot more than just conserving objects. Every day in conservation is different, one day you are taking photos of ancient metalwork, the next preparing for a new...
To mark the exhibition, Fashion FWD, Robert Hannah, the honorary curator of the Classical collections, here looks back to examples of ancient dress fashion.
“What is that?” is a question I receive often. As a scientist who studies marine invertebrates and now lampreys (the topic of my PhD thesis) I am used to receiving looks of disgust, shock, and — in the case of my aunt — horror when I describe my study organisms.
All about bumblebees!
Welcome to #NZArchaeologyWeek! This week we have brought together some of Otago Museum and the University of Otago's favourite Archaeologists to share some of their favourite objects from our collection.
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