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Museums Victoria Lectures

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The Museums Victoria Lectures series brings insights from our research, our collections and the work of partner researchers and communities.

We explore the natural and cultural heritage of Victoria and share perspectives from people who are expanding our understanding of this unique place we call home.

The 2024 lectures program has been paused for now with updates planned in the coming months

Past lectures

Watch the replays of the Museums Victoria Lectures held in 2023.

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28 November 2023

Megalodon and the Age of Ocean Giants

Join us on a journey spanning millions of years to chronicle the rise and fall of marine megafauna and how they shape Earth’s past, present and future.

Teenage looking at the camera she is sitting in front of an early Apple Computer
25 October 2023

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.

16 August 2023

Wonders of the Deep Sea

Research voyages in deep Australian waters in the Indian Ocean discovered marine life and underwater volcanoes never seen before.

12 July 2023

First Peoples Storytelling with Uncle Larry Walsh

Conversation about the importance of Elders, storytelling, and intergenerational knowledge with Uncle Larry Walsh. 

'Hesitance', Acrylic On Canvas Board, Zohreh Izadikia, 'Attache Case', Melbourne, 2015 Museums Victoria Collection
17 June 2023

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.

17 April 2023

Picturing the Universe

This lecture explores how fleeting astronomical moments in the solar system endure and are captured through mechanisms and images.

All past lectures are available on our YouTube channel.

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