Rodney Wilson: Dunedin as national heritage city

“Pride in the beauty and the buildings endures while enthusiasm for rugby teams rises and falls on the rankings.”

### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Editorial: Astonishing heritage
When senior museum consultant Rodney Wilson was commissioned by the Dunedin City Council to help review management structures at the city’s museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, he went off at a rather large tangent. He began his report by saying he was going beyond his brief to describe the context in which the museums are found. He called this Dunedin’s special heritage.
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The editorial neglects to mention Melbourne (Australia), now there’s a heritage city that truly means it. A good role model for Dunedin City Council to consider.

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### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Artefact shift begins
By John Gibb
The Otago Settlers Museum’s planned redevelopment project moved ahead another step this week, with the first collection items being moved into the museum’s new $8.6 million storage building.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under Architecture, Economics, Geography, Inspiration, Politics, Town planning

3 responses to “Rodney Wilson: Dunedin as national heritage city

  1. meg55

    Hi Elizabeth
    Richard and I have already exchanged words over this on the cable car thread. Perhaps you might seek out and copy those posts – two from me and one from him. I’m glad I’m in good company judging by today’s paper.

    {see links: 1. meg55 2. Richard 3. meg55}

  2. Elizabeth

    Looking for Dunedin’s future in the past
    Artbeat column no 460 by Peter Entwisle
    Published in the Otago Daily Times, 2.11.09
    Can the arts and heritage save Dunedin? Dunedin doesn’t need saving I hear you mutter and neither it does. Nevertheless demographic anxiety, sometimes demographic panic, continues to gnaw the city and move it to folly. Both the attempt to build a smelter and the push to build the stadium illustrate the point. Nevertheless there are sober reasons for concern and intelligent things which might be done to bolster the city’s future. Dr Rodney Wilson’s report on our museums and built heritage illuminates one of these. It should be taken seriously.
    http://portdanielpress.com/port-daniel-press/artbeat/460

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    ### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
    Editorial: Astonishing heritage
    When senior museum consultant Rodney Wilson was commissioned by the Dunedin City Council to help review management structures at the city’s museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, he went off at a rather large tangent. He began his report by saying he was going beyond his brief to describe the context in which the museums are found. He called this Dunedin’s special heritage. Clearly, Dr Wilson, a former director of the Auckland Museum, is astounded by the “built environment”, and he thinks the people of Dunedin should be too.
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    █ 16.12.14 I made an LGOIMA request today for electronic copy of the report. I’ve read it a couple of times in the past, via copies on lend. Need to sink my teeth into it again.

  3. Elizabeth

    Reply to LGOIMA request promptly received Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

    █ Download: DCC report. Rodney Wilson Associates Ltd – Dunedin “National Heritage City” 20.11.09 (PDF, 218 KB)

    Today made a further request for the 2008: Site Specific report mentioned in the 2009 document.

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