The Birdman and the Museum



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

This show-and-tell offers a unique insight into the relationship between Museums Victoria’s first director, Frederick McCoy, and the renowned ornithologist and publisher, John Gould, through rarely seen items from the library, archives and ornithology collections.

Join Museums Victoria’s librarians, archivists and collection managers as they explore historical letters, lists, accounts ledgers, rare books and bird specimens to better understand the relationship between these two scientists.

Speakers: Belinda Borg, Nik McGrath, Gemma Steele, Hayley Webster and Ricky-Lee Erickson.


Session time/s

    • Wednesday, 14 August, 2019