Favourite Treasures: Curators’ stories of extraordinary objects

Jul
17
Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 02:00 PM

Location

Melbourne Museum Theatre (lower ground) or via online Zoom Webinar (a join link will be sent)
Onsite at Melbourne Museum Carlton Gardens
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Australia
Google map and directions

Event contact

Caz McLennan

EDIT MADE TO THIS POST - 16 JULY 2021

 

Treasured museum experts have chosen their favourite objects and will recount how and why each was collected.

Presenters:

Rebecca (Bec) Carland is co-curator of Treasures of The Natural World and senior curator of the history of the collection at Museum Victoria

Karen Rowe is curator of birds at Museums Victoria

Ken Walker is co-curator of Treasures of The Natural World and is the senior curator of entomology at Museums Victoria

Tim Ziegler is collection manager of vertebrate palaeontology.

 

Due to our current lockdown situation, this event can now only be attended via Zoom Webinar.  Please click on the link below to find out more about our speakers, their presentations and to book your tickets.

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/favourite-treasures/

Ticket cost $5 for a Zoom Webinar household ticket.

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