Touring Exhibition Looks at Architecture and Science of Building in Antarctica

17 November 2014

An international touring exhibition of Antarctic architecture that is pushing the boundaries of design in extreme environments, opens at Otago Museum next month. Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica promises to draw a diverse crowd of visitors. The exhibition, commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, highlights the constant interplay between art and science in Antarctic architecture and offers viewers a glimpse of the future of both. 

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Musical piece inspired by butterflies to premiere in Otago Museum Tropical Forest

10 November 2014

The Otago Museum will host the world premiere of University of Otago Mozart Fellow Jeremy Mayall’s latest composition, Flutter. The piece was inspired by the hundreds of exotic butterflies in the Museum’s Tropical Forest. 

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Exhibition on History of Otago Museum’s Collection Comes to a Close

5 November 2014

Gifts and Legacies, an exhibition offering a window into Otago Museum’s diverse collection and the stories behind its benefactors, closes on 23 November. The free exhibition has drawn in a wide variety of audiences with the mixture of elegant, intriguing and sometimes eclectic objects on display.

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Tyrannosaurus: King of the Dinosaurs to be presented by expert

3 November 2014

Internationally renowned palaeontologist Dr Thomas Holtz is set to take centre stage at the Otago Museum in November with a free talk for all dinosaur lovers. Dr Holtz will take the audience back in time on an epic tour of the habits and habitat of the greatest predator in Tyrannosaurus: King of the Dinosaurs.

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Otago Museum Discovery World Redevelopments Kick-started

31 October 2014

The Otago Museum has appointed New Zealand company Story Inc to assist in the redevelopment of Discovery World, the Museum’s popular interactive science centre. Seven companies from New Zealand, Australia, America and the United Kingdom responded to the Request for Proposals sent out by the Museum in July.

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