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Special Puaka Matariki event planned

*Media release – 09.05.22* *Special Puaka Matariki event planned* This year, for the first public holiday to celebrate Matariki, Tūhura Otago Museum is working with the local rūnaka and the Dunedin City Council for a special community dawn ceremony that will open the festival. “The dawn reappearance of stars Puaka (Puanga) and Matariki signals the Māori new year, a time of celebration for iwi”, said Curator Māori, Gerard O’Regan. “It is also a time of reflection when we think about those whānau and friends who passed away over the previous year. That will be an important part of our dawn gathering this year...

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New exhibition announced – Michele Beevors: Anatomy Lessons

*Media release – 14.03.22* *New exhibition announced – Michele Beevors: Anatomy Lessons * While most people knit socks, or sweaters, Dunedin artist Michele Beevors knits memorials to elephants, gorillas and giraffes. Tūhura Otago Museum is excited to announce a free exhibition of Michele Beevors knitted menagerie scheduled to open on 9 April in the Animal Attic. The life-size sculptured animal skeletons are inspired by natural history exhibits and reflect on our relationship with animals. From the giant giraffe whose head is raised to the windowed ceiling, to tiny frogs, the works are ethereal and haunting. The first special exhibition in the Animal Attic, the Museum’s...

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Striking a Balance is BACK

On New Year 2020, New Zealand woke up to an apocalyptic, mustard-coloured sky, and in the haze of bushfires, a sense of foreboding was felt by many around the country...

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So long!

The final blog from Claire, saying goodbye to the JOIDES Resolution.

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The Tiny Keepers of Time

The eighth blog from Claire, discussing what will be found in the cores

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Lets Get Panic Shopping!

The OM Shop has something for everyone!

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OM café

A sustainable choice

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Challenging the Deep 2255

James Cameron

Talk online now!

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Otago Museum Shop

Taking away the horror of Christmas shopping

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Science Show Offs

Check out the winners!

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