Museum Lectures Spring Series has sprouted!

From science slams to our television screens, join us at Melbourne Museum for a fresh take on big topics this spring.

Making Futures: A Slam Event

Kicking off next week, Museum Lectures is set to host another enlightening series of talks by scientists, historians, academics, artists, creatives and museum curators at the Melbourne Museum that will take attendees on a deep dive into a range of fascinating topics.  

A highlight of the spring season is Making Futures: A Slam Event. Thirty international thinkers and artists from across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia will spend a day exploring stories and objects within the collections at Melbourne Museum. Stories will evolve throughout the day to be presented at the Slam on the evening of Wednesday 5 September. It promises to provide new perspectives on old objects. 

Other lectures will cover the gamut of science, history and Indigenous cultures, including the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef and the interconnected history of migration and television in Australia. Plus gain a very special insight into Melbourne Museum’s Pacific Gallery redevelopment!

Full list of events below.

Museum Lectures Spring Series:

Making Futures: A Slam Event
Wednesday 5 September, 5:30pm–7pm
This dynamic presentation will reveal how our responses to the past can influence the future. The Slam will be presented by social science, humanities scholars, creative writers, science communicators and visual artists involved in the Anthropocene Campus with Museum staff.
Info & tickets

Climate Sea Change: What do we know? When did we know it? What do we do?
Tuesday 9 October, 6 – 7:30pm
Eight years ago a group of internationally renowned marine scientists met and discussed the impacts of the Climate Change they were seeing in their work. This year they gather again to take stock. This free lecture is sponsored by the Australian Society for Fish Biology as part of their 2018 Annual Conference.
Info & tickets

Pacific Gallery Redevelopment – Bring Our People With Us: A Safe Place To Stand
Wednesday 10 October, 1pm–2pm
Honouring customary knowledge holders, hear how the Te Pasifika redevelopment will convey positive change, respect and understanding to wider communities.
Info & tickets

Migration, Television and Cultural Diversity in Australia since 1956
Wednesday 14 November, 1pm–2pm
Discover how the histories of migration and television in Australia are intertwined, and how migrants are represented in the industry and on screen.
Info & tickets

Interviews and images available.

Media enquiries

Portrait of Anna Quinn
Anna Quinn
Media & Communications Manager, Immigration Museum
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0437 565 300

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