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Explosive picric acid found in museum collections
July 14, 2021

Discovery of potentially explosive picric acid in a number of museum collections has highlighted the need for museums to have their collections checked for this hazardous substance.

Suspected dumped kōiwi highlights museum best practice
June 30, 2021

In mid-June, a box containing bones was dumped on the doorstep of Russell Museum. Unsure if the bones were human or even where they had come from, museum and local […]

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 Book. The Mataura Railway; Glennie, Alex C.;  2021; MT2021.2 Negative - Stacks of cups, cup/saucer; 05 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3741 Negative - mug and saucer grey horizontal flower; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3740 Negative - mug and saucer grey wavy-stripe and flowers; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3739 Negative - mug and saucer orange water/butterflies; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3738 Negative - mug and saucer brown horizontal flower; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3737 Negative - mug and saucer orange wavy-stripe and flowers; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3736 Negative - mug and saucer brown water/butterflies; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3735 Negative - mug and saucer orange spot-stripe and flowers; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3734 Negative - mug and saucer grey spot-stripe and flowers; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3733 Negative - mug and saucer grey water/butterflies; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3732 Negative - mug and saucer black horizontal flower; 19 Apr 1988; 2008.1.3731