Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks in 2019 at Melbourne Museum Theatre this year.
Wednesday 18 September, 6.00pm–7.30pm
The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect had disappeared from the island after rats arrived in 1918 and was only known from dried museum specimens. In 1964 rock climbers sighted a dead one on the rugged outcrop Ball’s Pyramid 25 km off Lord Howe. This is the story of what happened next and how the species was brought back from the brink of extinction.
Wednesday 16 October, 6.00pm–7.30pm
Museum curators have been out and about documenting a number of significant political, Indigenous, environmental and feminist protest movements in recent years; Marriage Equality, School Climate Strike, and Change the Date. What does this new material tell us about current protest culture?