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 20 March, 6–7pm
The Tasmanian tiger: secrets from beyond extinction with Dr Christy Hipsley, Museums Victoria/University of Melbourne.
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Wednesday 18 April, 5.30–6.30pm
If walls could talk: stories from the Royal Exhibition Building with Michelle Stevenson, Senior Curator of Politics & Society at Museums Victoria.
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Wednesday 9 May, 5.30–6.30pm
Weaving magic: The Orbweavers Live with local musicians The Orbweavers (Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan).
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Wednesday 16 May, 6–7pm
Expedition Sulawesi: discovering new species in Indonesia's mountain forests with Dr Kevin Rowe, Senior Curator of Mammals, Museums Victoria.
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Past lectures

  • 14 March 2018 - A stitch in time: Anne Trotter’s needlework specimen book, 1840, presented by Laura Jocic, Research Associate at Museums Victoria and independent curator.
  • 8 November 2017 – Curatorial Conversations: Behind the Scenes Stories on Acquiring Artefacts
  • 11 October 2017 – The Astronomical Lantern Slide and the Visual Communication of Popular Science
  • 13 September 2017 – Preparing to Roam the Dome: Stories from the Royal Exhibition Building
  • 9 August 2017  Reel History: A Look at Life Through Motion Film
  • 14 June 2017  What Makes a Telescope "Great"?
  • 10 May 2017  Fish traps and stone houses
  • 12 April 2017 - In the Beginning was the Ocean: Pacific Cosmogony in Epeli Hau'ofa's Oceania and Disney's Moana, presented by Tēvita O. Kaʻili.
  • Details and recordings of the 2016 lecture series