UPDATED 1 June 2012
Do we need a new name?
Debate is heating up (slowly) around an unscientific online poll hosted by Otago Daily Times, also appearing at the museum’s website (poll closed 1 June*), tied to a story about eight shortlisted options for re-naming Dunedin’s best-loved museum.
Participants (total votes: 2362 at 31 May, 11:02 pm) in the poll are showing a marked preference for retaining the existing name “Otago Settlers Museum”.
Why did the museum board decide a new name was needed in the first place? An ‘expert’ wrote a report that carried the recommendation.
What do you think? It’s your museum. With a little stirring, some of the worms are starting to come out of the woodwork.
And another thing, colleagues aren’t keen on the design of the new foyer now under construction. ‘Love steel, dislike the detailing and proportion’ is a common thread. Opinions? You’re paying for it.
*The museum board intends to consider the results of the poll and recommend a new name for the museum at its meeting on 7 June. My, that’s speedy scientific.
5.11.11 Otago Settlers Museum – Burnside Building (site visit)
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr