Exhibition Celebrates Otago Museum benefactors

21 July 2014

More than forty-five benefactor stories are told as part of the Otago Museum’s Gifts and Legacies exhibition, which celebrates a proud history of patronage and philanthropy, and honours the people who have played an essential role in developing the Museum’s world-class collection. The exhibition will open in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on 16 August.

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Ralph Hotere Ceramics Collection Acquired

8 July 2014

Ceramics from the personal collection of renowned New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere have been acquired by the Otago Museum.

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Shark Expert to Deliver Talk at Otago Museum

30 June 2014

The great white shark: an apex predator, star of the iconic film Jaws, feared around the world…and, according to Ryan Johnson, sorely misunderstood. Johnson, a world-renowned shark expert, marine explorer and former University of Otago student, discusses the misinformation and misconceptions that surround the Great white shark in his highly-anticipated talk Sharks: monstrous or majestic? at the Otago Museum.

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John Broughton joins Otago Museum Trust Board

25 June 2014

Professor John Broughton is the latest manawhenua representative to be elected to the Otago Museum Trust Board. His nomination was supported by the three local rūnaka: Moeraki, Ōtākou and Puketeraki. He replaces long-serving Board member Dr Jim Williams, who continues to play an important role in the development of the Museum as a member of the Māori Advisory Committee.

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Award-winning Science Communicator to Speak at Museum

24 June 2014

Award-winning British science communicator James Piercy will deliver a talk sponsored by the Otago Museum titled What’s going on in his head? about brain trauma and recovery at one of the first events of this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival.

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