Museum Lectures



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

Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks at Melbourne Museum Theatre this year.

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Upcoming lectures

Tuesday 5 June, 6pm–7pm
Antarctic Marine Life: What Lurks Below?
Melanie Mackenzie describes the trials and triumphs of a recent Antarctic research voyage.
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Wednesday 13 June, 5.30pm–6.30pm
A Million Pounds and Not a Penny Return: A Victorian Gold Mining Saga
Learn from Matthew Churchward how British investors lost a fortune in an ambitious scheme to revive Victoria’s deep lead gold mines in the 1890s.
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Wednesday 20 June, 1pm–2pm
From the Bog to the Biobank: A Quest to Understand Victoria's Endangered Frogs
Meet some of Victoria's frogs as Jane Melville and Joanna Sumner describe their work on these fabulous amphibians.
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Wednesday 18 July, 5.30pm–6.30pm
The Intersection of Art & Historical Collections: First Peoples Women, Creative Practice and the Museum
In honour of 2018 NAIDOC theme "Because Of Her We Can", by Kimberley Moulton this lecture will highlight key works in the collection by female First Peoples.
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Wednesday 15 August, 1pm–2pm
Citizen Science: People-Power Building Knowledge of Nature
Di Bray, Erich Fitzgerald and Karen Rowe introduce wildlife projects achieving great things in Australia.
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Wednesday 22 August, 5.30pm–6.30pm
The Problem with Plastics
Discover how the preservation of plastics is becoming one of the major museum collection management issues of the 21st century, , as discussed by conservators Petronella Nell, Julianne Bell, Alice Cannon and Karina Palmer.
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Past lectures