Dermatome Man returns rejuvenated
W.D. Trotter Anatomy Museum Curator, Chris Smith, had a fortuitous encounter in November 2012, meeting Marion Mertens, a Paper Conservator, who had recently moved to Dunedin. Chris was an invited speaker at the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials (NZCCM) Conference that was being held in the city that year, and also hosted a tour of the Anatomy Museum for Conference attendees. It was the introduction of the papier-mâché models in the conference presentation, and the subsequent tour, that led Marion to most generously offer her services to restore a late 19th / early 20th Century model. The model had sadly suffered damage in the early 1980s as a result of a mold being taken to create fibreglass replicas (see main image for both original and copy).
Department raises over $4,000 for cancer research and support
Congratulations to everyone in the Anatomy team who took part in the Cancer Society's Dunedin Relay for Life challenge at Forsyth Barr Stadium at the weekend. The team raised $4,345 to help support the fabulous work of the Otago Cancer Society. This amount is almost double the total raised by the team for the 2013 Relay event.
Senior Lecturer receives Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to Associate Professor Chrisitne Jasoni who has been awarded a University of Otago Teaching Excellence Award. Christine receives this award in recognition of her enthusiasm and innovation in her teaching, and her outstanding ability to relate to her students. More information is available at here.