Thought-Provoking Forums on WW100 at Museum

19 August 2014

Otago Museum takes a different slant on the WW100 centenary with their upcoming forum series Change My Mind, three free discussions facilitated by local experts. The forums bring the hundred-year-old conflict into the present day, asking questions that range from the motivations behind and effects of WWI, to broader questions of whether or not war is worth its sacrifices.

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Dunedin’s Heritage Lost and Found Exhibition Takes Its Second Bow

12 August 2014

Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape is proving just as much of a draw its second time around, with numerous return visitors and packed programmes. Those who have yet to visit the exhibition have just over two weeks left before it closes on 31 August.

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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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