The Hocken, which has been open to the public since 1910, is now considered one of New Zealand’s foremost research collections.
Located on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus, the building contains a closed-stack library and a gallery where a dynamic programme of exhibitions showcase collection items.
The Hocken collects material relating to the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica, with a special emphasis on southern New Zealand. The collections include books, newspapers, music, archives, manuscripts, maps, photographs and artworks.
Established in 1898, the Otago Settlers Museum stands as one of New Zealand’s most significant social history museums, founded to mark the 50th anniversary of the settling of Dunedin.
Located south of the Dunedin Railway Station it is an important part of the historic Queens Gardens precinct.
In 2008, work began on a $38m building redevelopment. The project includes the refurbishment of the heritage buildings, the construction of a new storage facility, additional exhibition spaces and visitor facilities.
During the redevelopment the museum is open with a very much reduced exhibition programme in the former NZR Bus Station entrance hall. The public programme of lectures, talks and performances continue as does the school education programme. The Archives are closed to the public and reopen when the redevelopment project is complete in late 2012.
For those wanting to see more of the inner city, there is the daily walking tour – a wonderful window into Dunedin’s architectural and social past. 10am-12noon, $20 p/p. Bookings are not required; simply check in at the Visitor Centre in the Octagon.
The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day). Admission is free
Is Augmented Reality Arts really that radical or subversive? One leading group of cyberartists would have us believe so, taking action to infiltrate world renowned exhibition spaces around the globe.
“…As “one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination and ‘illumination’ about the current developments in international art” the 54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an uninvited Augmented Reality infiltration. ANNOUNCEMENT: Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention by Cyberartist Group manifest.AR…”
While Rebel Chic may simply be a great public relations strategy, I fully support their work to raise the notoriety of AR Arts and establish precedents that will guide our foray into the realm of Augmented Reality Art.
A fun and engaging augmented reality app to help you discover and explore Dunedin’s Heritage & Arts
Augmented Reality is the overlay of graphics onto a live video stream. Like a window through time, you can now use your iPhone to discover and explore Dunedin’s heritage & arts using a combination of free wireless internet, mobile GPS and live video streaming, overlaid with historic photographs and audio narratives.
Temple Gallery, a leading fine art dealer gallery founded by Peter Duncan and Victoria Timpany.
Temple Gallery started its life in 1864 as a Jewish synagogue, the southernmost in the world and now the oldest such building in New Zealand. For 111 years, from 1881 to 1992, it was a Masonic Hall, the meeting place of several Dunedin Lodges and the largest Freemasons’ Temple in southern New Zealand.
The Distiller is a cluster of technopreneurs based in Dunedin founded by Jason Leong, Pierre-Emmanuel De La Bussiere, Tim Calder, James Wigglesworth and Francois Bondiguel. The Distiller aims to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition by providing an environment that encourages progress through knowledge sharing, networking, and cross-inspiration.
Tourism Dunedin is the marketing organisation for the greater Dunedin Area. To learn more about this great part of our planet please check out the website Dunedinnz.com
One of 30 regional tourism organisations in New Zealand, Tourism Dunedin and works with the local tourism industry, businesses, event organisers, conference organisers, national and international media, trade wholesalers, inbound tour operators, travel agents, Tourism New Zealand and the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand to promote awareness of our region.
We assist tourism operators with opportunities to reach their markets by promoting the city to trade, industry, media and consumers as a desirable visitor destination, both nationally and internationally.
The organisation develops a tourism and convention planner that includes products from the region, takes part in and initiates road shows around the world and also takes part in New Zealand’s largest annual international tourism trade show, TRENZ, which brings together many of the country’s operators and international tourism buyers from around the globe to showcase products, forge relationships and organise business for seasons ahead.
Tourism Dunedin is an independent charitable trust, funded by the Dunedin City Council in recognition of the economic importance of tourism to the local economy. The trust is governed by an independent board of governors – the chief executive is appointed by and reports to the chair of Tourism Dunedin.
Romantic Dunedin is an eHeritage project being developed in collaboration with the Otago Polytechnic.
The proposed 360-degree, dynamic computer mapping project will be built on Kettle’s original plan for the city, but also contain digital modelling of the evolution of the city, from its earliest days to the present. For more info see computingforsustainability.wordpress.com