Fieldwork Treasures: How objects from the field reveal valuable insights

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 02:00 PM


Melbourne Museum Theatre or via online Zoom Webinar (a join link will be sent)
Lower Ground at Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
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Carolyn McLennan

During this Saturday afternoon presentation our experts will will explore how specimens in collections for centuries are still valuable today using examples from the exhibition and from contemporary research at Museums Victoria.


Dr Kevin Rowe - Senior Curator of Mammals at Museums Victoria

Dr Joanna Sumner - Senior Manager of Genetic Resources at Museums Victoria

Ken Walker - Co-curator of Treasures of The Natural World and Senior Curator of Entomology at Museums Victoria


Tickets range from $5 for a Zoom Webinar connection, to $12 for a full priced Adult seat in the Melbourne Museum Theatre.

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