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Blog

The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, 秒速快3just let us know!

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Thicc bee-auties

All about bumblebees!

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Emma Promo

Love in the leaf litter

Love in the Leaf Litter

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A few more favourite Things

秒速快3Our second installment from 2019

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The taraire tree

One of OM's living collection

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Shannah Rhynard Geil CROP

Welcome to OM

Shannah joins the team.

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Midden: An Archaeological Treasure Trove

Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.

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A Rifle with History

Otago Museum Conservation staff are today dismantling the only Collier 2nd model flintlock revolving rifle held in public collections around the world。

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Enter textile

Enter the Museum Collection

秒速快3We've got a new display opening in the People of the World gallery on 7 February. 

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Q & A with Trudi Webster, saving yellow-eyed penguins

秒速快3The yellow-eyed penguin, thought to be one of the world’s rarest penguins, has a dedicated advocate – the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust (YEPT) – committed to saving this endangered species. The Otago Museum and Otago Regional Council jointly support the YEPT and the work of Dr Trudi Webster in her role as Conservation Science Advisor.

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Lonely Asian Elephant getting a clean SM

Clean Break – Animal Attic Conservation Update

We’re halfway through our Animal Attic Project, and the Conservation team, with the help of our Facilities and Natural Science collection colleagues, have been busily beavering away. The gallery has been emptied of specimens, except for our Asian elephant skeleton which stayed put. After a good clean, it has kept us company while we work in the eerily empty gallery.

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work。

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