Museum Lectures

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

Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks in 2019 at Melbourne Museum Theatre this year.

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Upcoming lectures

Listening for nature: How the study of soundscapes enables discovery, conservation, and engagement with wildlife

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 6.00pm–7.30 pm

Taking you on a sound journey from the forests of Indonesia to the plains of Victoria, Dr. Karen Rowe will show how new ways to record and analyse sound can help to catalogue wildlife and work to protect critically endangered species. She will also highlight a citizen-science project that uses sound to help community groups discover what lives in their local area and support habitat conservation.

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Illuminating Nature: Rediscovering James Searle – Pioneer Limelight Artist and City Naturalist

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 6.00pm–7.30 pm

Born in Carlton in 1861 to goldrush immigrant parents, James Searle developed an early interest in natural history, photography, microscopy and all things technical or scientific. After training as a watchmaker and instrument mechanic, he joined the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria in 1885, attending excursions and fieldtrips. By 1890, he began regular appearances as ‘projectionist’ for the popular new entertainment of illustrated talks and lectures, being listed in Sands & McDougall Directory as a ‘lantern slide manufacturer’, ‘limelight artist and mechanist’.

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Gut feelings: panel discussion: your mind, your microbes

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6.00pm–7.30pm

This presentation will discuss new revelations about how our minds, guts and microbes are inextricably linked and expand on the theme of Museums Victoria’s latest exhibition Gut Feelings.  Discover how you can nourish your gut microbes and stay healthy from the inside out.  Hear directly from world leading experts in Melbourne about the results of their cutting-edge research.

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Past lectures

 

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