Museums Victoria Lectures
- Past event
The Museums Victoria Lectures series brings insights from our research, our collections and the work of partner researchers and communities.
This event ended on 28 November 2023.
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The Sunrise Classroom
Learn about a fascinating collection being developed at Museums Victoria that captures some of the earliest attempts to use computer programming and robotics in Victorian schools.
Wonders of the Deep Sea
Research voyages in deep Australian waters in the Indian Ocean discovered marine life and underwater volcanoes never seen before.
First Peoples Storytelling with Uncle Larry Walsh
Conversation about the importance of Elders, storytelling, and intergenerational knowledge with Uncle Larry Walsh.
Refugees, Art, Activism
'Attache Case', a collective of 41 miniature artworks by 21 refugees provides the focus for a panel discussion about refugees and art practice.
Picturing the Universe
This lecture explores how fleeting astronomical moments in the solar system endure and are captured through mechanisms and images.
In this lecture, you will hear the stories and underlying philosophies of the four beautiful gardens found at Melbourne Museum.
Working life stories from the past and present told through the Museum’s diverse collections.
Playing it safe
Managing hazards in the museum's collection is vital. Find out how it can be done well.
Snap, CT scan, model, predict!
How are herpetologists using innovative approaches to understand and conserve rare, charismatic critters?
Kids, Food and Health
Why do some children find it harder than others to resist the temptations of unhealthy foods? And how can we explain some children’s refusal when it comes to eating healthy foods?
Fresh Approaches to Deep Time
Victoria, get to know your State Fossil Emblem! Koolasuchus cleelandi is a 125-million-year-old monster amphibian, whose name literally means 'cool crocodile'.
Fresh Approaches to Big Old Things
Explore big objects in the museum's science and technology collection, in celebration of Scienceworks' 30th birthday.
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.
All past lectures are available on our YouTube channel.
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