Worldwide Interest in Otago Museum’s Greek Pottery Collection

22 October 2014

Ancient Greece is alive and well at the Otago Museum and in the work of Classics researchers. The Museum’s collection of Greek pots is featuring in research by scholars around the world this year, strengthening the Museum’s international ties and supporting new discoveries in the field.


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Aquarium Makeover Features Native New Zealand Fish

16 October 2014

Native fish are taking centre stage in Otago Museum’s updated aquarium, replacing the tropical habitat that used to greet visitors outside the Nature galleries. During the first week of November a group of Giant kōkopu, each approximately 15–20cm long, will be introduced into the aquarium, which has been outfitted to mimic their native New Zealand stream habitat.


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Revel in Chaos these School Holidays

16 September 2014

Chaos rules these school holidays at the Otago Museum! Delve into the start of the universe, chaos myths, probability and more as you find order in disorder.

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Gifts and Legacies Exhibition Merchandise Takes New Approach to Engaging Visitors

4 September 2014

The Otago Museum is dipping into the world of bespoke retail with a line of exclusive, limited-run merchandise based on their newly-opened Gifts and Legacies exhibition. The merchandise features illustrations by the Museum Design team, an exhibition catalogue researched, written, photographed and designed by Museum staff, and 3D printed replicas of collection items created through a collaboration with Otago Polytechnic

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Gifts and Legacies Exhibition Opens in Museum Annex

1 September 2014

Otago Museum’s new exhibition, Gifts and Legacies, opens a complementary display in the Postmaster Gallery of the H D Skinner Annex on 13 September. Curated by the Humanities and Natural Science Collections and Research teams, Gifts and Legacies showcases a selection of the Museum’s benefactors through detailed personal histories illustrated by fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection.

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