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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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Striking a Balance – Logan and Pagemarie Boyd

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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Striking a Balance – Rose Oats

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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Striking a Balance – Jeremy Meikle

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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Striking a Balance – Sarah Al-Balushi

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog has been taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by climate change.

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The Science Journeys Project

The Science Journeys team aim to communicate the urgency and inequality of climate change impacts in their upcoming exhibition.

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est. 1868: The Biggest Birthday Banner

For the last installment of our est. 1868 blog series, Curator Moira White investigates the story behind our supersized birthday banner.

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est. 1868: A Fascinating Face

In 1862, two years before it was official practice, the Dunedin postmaster began perforating sheets of Queen Victoria stamps. Honorary Curator Melville Carr takes a closer look at the many different designs used during the monarch's long reign.

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est. 1868: Alexander and Darius

Despite its tiny size, this painting has many stories to tell. Honorary Curator Robert Hannah explores its history.

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est. 1868: The fossil that fuelled a deadly disaster

Found preserved in rocks in Westland’s Grey Valley, this fossil leaf is a reminder of the worst industrial disaster in New Zealand’s history. Honorary Curator Rosi Crane digs into its deadly past.

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est. 1868: The story behind our Balmain dress

A fine example of haute couture can be found in the rarest category of est. 1868. Honorary Curator Jane Malthus explains how a 1948 Balmain dress ended up in the Otago Museum collection.

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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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