History, Culture and Collections



Museum Theatre
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Lecture Series 2017

The Humanities Department at Museums Victoria are pleased to announce that their schedule lecture series returns to the Melbourne Museum Theatre in 2017.

We have locked in our monthly dates and times but are still fine-tuning the list of speakers, so please continue to watch this space for further updates.  You will see that we are shaking things up a bit this year, offering more than the usual one or two evening lectures we have presented in our past series.  We are also breaking with the usual lecture pattern here and there, to take advantage of securing some great speakers who will be in town on those dates. 

We look forward to seeing you over the coming months for what promises to be another exciting series.

2017 Dates and Times

Upcoming lectures

Wednesday 9 Aug, 1–2pm
Reel History: A Look at Life Through Motion Film
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Wednesday 13 Sep, 1–2pm
Preparing to Roam the Dome: Stories from the Royal Exhibition Building

Wednesday 11 Oct, 5.30–6.30pm
The Astronomical Lantern Slide and the Visual Communication of Popular Science
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Wednesday 8 Nov, 1–2pm
Curatorial Conversations: Behind the Scenes Stories on Acquiring Artefacts
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Past Lectures

Wednesday 19 July, Cancelled

Wednesday 10 May, 5.30–6.30pm
Fish traps and stone houses

Wednesday 14 June, 1–2pm
What Makes a Telescope "Great"?