Discovering hidden treasures
The exhibition Treasures of the Natural World features over 200 important objects hand-picked from the Natural History Museum in London that illustrate the seminal moments of Western Science and chart a new understanding of the natural world.
Lectures in this series will explore aspects of the exhibition, contemporary research that continues to expand our understanding of the natural world and will highlight how we can care for species and ecosystems at a time of rapid change.
Exploring Extraordinary Treasures
Wednesday 27 October | 6pm–7.15pm
Join our museum experts, a marine biologist, an objects conservator, an historian, and a rare books librarian as they share their favourite objects from Treasures of the Natural World.
Treasures Of Deep Sea Science
Take a dive into the deep sea around Christmas Island with marine biologists Dr Tim O'Hara and Melanie Mackenzie.
Museums Victoria Curators share their fascinating work in the field revealing the extraordinary value of research and collections in museums.
Curators’ stories of extraordinary objects. Get a deeper insight into these extraordinary items and what they tell us about our amazing living world.
Stories of women from the collections
Museums Victoria Research Associates share the stories of women and girls they have found in collections dating back over 180 years.
Fire | Present
Three conservation-focused scientists will talk about their work in the time after fires, and show how it can contribute to conservation and management.
Fire | Future
How could Indigenous bush-burning methods improve our response to climate change?
Fire | Past
We bring together curators of the Museums Victoria Bushfire Collection and a key community they worked with in the days following Black Saturday.
Adapting the Curve: Panicking, pivoting and adapting
The economic impact of lockdown in Victoria.
Living the Curve: Communities surviving together
How the declaration of the State of Emergency had an almost instantaneous effect on the lives of Victorians.
Flattening the Curve: The cutting edge
How we are documenting the Victorian science, public health and communication response to COVID-19 that combine to 'flatten the curve'.
Why Models Work – The Makers Edition
Museums Victoria has been making models ‘in-house’ since 1854. Hear how and why in this the last lecture focusing on Mini Mega Model Museum.
Why Models Work – The History Edition
Museums Victoria Curators present models from the History Collection.
Why Models Work – The Dinosaur Edition
Senior Curator Thomas Rich presents two centuries of changing ideas about the dinosaur Iguanodon.
Why Models Work - The Technology Edition
Hear from the people who research, care for and activate the museums technology models on display in Mini Mega Model Museum.
Why Models Work - Animal, Mineral, Vegetable Edition
Explore the origins of intriguing science-based models in the Mega Mini Model Museum exhibition.
Why Models Work – The First Peoples Edition
Presenting models from the Society and Technology and First Peoples collection that have big stories.
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