History, Culture and Collections 2017 Seminar Series dates announced

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 05:30 PM


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton, Victoria 3053
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Event contact

Caz McLennan

Dates for Museum Victoria's History Cultures and Collection 2017 Seminar Series have been confirmed and are listed towards the bottom of this post, for your convenience.

The lectures team are still in the process of confirming our speakers.  We do, however, have a number of great presenters lined up whom we are currently liaising with, to participate in what promises to be yet another exciting series, with a number of sessions occurring in the evening.  These are free events by the way.

The Humanities Department and HC&C Project team welcome your attendance and look forward to updating you soon with information on our first lecture for the year, which will occur on Wednesday the 8th of March at 5.30pm, in the Melbourne Museum Theatre.

Catch  the 86 or 96 tram to Nicholson Street and alight at the Gertrude Street stop. 

Stay tuned for further updates from myself, or visit this webpage


Dates and Times:

March 8th 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

April 19th 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

May 10th 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

June 14th 2017 – 1pm to 2pm

July 19th 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm EVENT CANCELLED

Aug 9th 2017 – 1pm to 2pm

Sep 13th 2017 – 1pm to 2pm EVENT CANCELLED

Oct 11th 2017 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Nov 8th 2017 – 1pm to 2pm


Best wishes from Caz and the HC&C Project Team.

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