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Woman modelling a grey wool Kuwaii coat during Runway 6 at the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, held in the Royal Exhibition Building carpark.

You Can Fight Fast Fashion

Meet Melbourne industry leaders who drive in the fast lane of the slow fashion movement.

Promotional photograph of a fashion show at the Royal Exhibition Building for Australian Wool Board. There is a group of female models standing on a round platform facing another group that is sitting on a stage.

You Can Do That!

Experience the exhibition You Can't Do That as it comes to life with the exhibitors and curators.

Thylacine pup, wet specimen

The Tasmanian tiger lecture

Dr Christy Hipsley showcases the 3D digital imaging techniques used to reconstruct the thylacine’s unique biology, despite its extinction nearly a century ago.

Woman talking to a crowd about the eels in the pond

Eel feeding

Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch! 

talk Bunjilaka
George, June & Brian Foster at the Migrant Reception Centre, Royal Exhibition Building, June 1955.

If walls could talk

The Royal Exhibition Building has seen a thing or two in its 138 years. Hear some of its lesser-known stories as we explore the secret life of this national icon.

Needlework Specimen Book - Anne Trotter, 1840.

A Stitch in Time

Gain an intimate insight into Australian colonial society through the exquisite pages of a young woman's cherished needlework specimen book.

Moss forest

Expedition Sulawesi lecture

Pull on your hiking boots and join the adventures of Museums Victoria scientists exploring biodiversity in Indonesia's remote mountain forests. You just might discover a new species or two.

Shelving in a collection store

History, Culture and Collections

Monthly lecture series presented by Museums Victoria's Humanities Department.