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Book now to be one of the first to sample Archie Rose’s latest distillations while discovering surprising stories of colonial intrigue, set within the museum’s extraordinary Capturing Nature exhibition showcasing early scientific photography.
Thursday 9 May – Rum
Secret histories: Taxidermy, specimen collecting and colonial currency
Travel back to the intrigue-fuelled days of the colony when rum was currency and photography was in its infancy; all while sipping on Virgin Cane Rhum — the latest sold-out limited release by Archie Rose Distilling Co. Watch artist Adrian Cook reveal the wet-plate photography process, get up close to some art taxidermy and discover the stories behind the specimens depicted in Capturing Nature’s extraordinary scientific photographs.
Thursday 6 June – Gin
Native flora and fauna: Exploration, discovery and preservation
190 years after fascinating the Museum’s first curators and scientists around the world, Australia’s unique flora and fauna has inspired the distillers of Archie Rose Distilling Co. Encounter the distinctive Australian natural history specimens captured in astonishing detail on glass plate negatives, learn about bush foods and photography in the field while enjoying bespoke Archie Rose Distilling Co. gin tasting boards featuring flavours of Australian native botanicals.
Thursday 4 July – Secret spirit
Australian approaches and flavours
The final Museum Maker Series after-dark event will see Archie Rose Distilling Co. reveal their next under wraps limited edition spirit. Go behind the scenes and discover the individual distillates that combine to create this innovative limited release. Sample their latest offering while Australian Museum experts reveal the intriguing stories behind the early discovery of megafauna fossils in Wellington Caves and other sizable and unique Australian mammals featured in the Capturing Nature exhibition.