Events at the Australian Museum

A dynamic program of events for adults as eclectic as the world around us.

For children's events, see Kids at the AM.


Tuvalu
Video installation

9:30am – 4:30pm

Tuvalu - detail | Photographer: Angela Tiatia © Angela Tiatia

Angela Tiatia’s work depicts the daily lives of the people of Tuvala, a tiny Pacific nation enduring the consequences of climate change.

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Free choir performances

15 & 16 July

The Staples High School Orphenians choir (Westport, Connecticut)

Two internationally acclaimed American choirs perform songs in the museum's Wild Planet gallery.

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Film screening and Q&A:
The Hungry Tide

28 July

Tebekenikora Village, Kiribati (film still, The Hungry Tide) | Photographer:  © Tom Zubrycki

Maria Tiimon, a Kiribati woman living in Sydney, faces the challenging task of alerting the world to her sinking homeland.

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Digital impact:
Video for social media workshop

28 July — 25 August

Multimedia artist Angela Tiatia | Photographer: Angela Chapman © Angela Tiatia

Learn how to tap into the power of social media to inspire action and raise awareness of the consequences of climate change.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Ita Buttrose AO

21 August

Ita Buttrose

From copy girl to editor at the age of 23, Ita Buttrose’s boundary-pushing career won her status as a feminist icon.

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HumanNature series: American
dreaming is Indigenous Elimination

23 August

Native American dance. © Timothy K Hamilton

Join Kim TallBear (University of Alberta) as she considers the intersections between nation and the lives and deaths of Indigenous peoples in the USA.

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Winhangadurinya: Aboriginal Meditation

1 & 2 September

Fleur singing, Locky smoking | Photographer:  © Milan Dhiiyaan

Partake in an Aboriginal meditation circle ceremony guided by Aboriginal cultural practitioners Milan Dhiiyaan.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Layne Beachley AO

28 August

Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley won seven world surfing titles between 1998 and 2006 – an unparalleled achievement.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
George Miller AO

4 September

George Miller

George Miller, Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer, has created screen icons including Mad Max, Babe, and Happy Feet.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Thomas Keneally AO

11 September

Tom Keneally

Tom Keneally has produced more than 40 novels, screenplays, memoirs and non-fiction including The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Schindler’s Ark.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Kim McKay AO

18 September

Kim McKay

Australian Museum Director and CEO Kim McKay has led the transformation of the nation’s first museum into one of the world's pre-eminent natural history and cultural institutions.

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Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Noel Gordon

23 August

Noel Gordon

Google Maps began in the spare room of software engineer Noel Gordon’s Sydney apartment in 2003.

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Adorned jewellery-making workshop

13 October, 14 October

Workshop with AM First Nations' Courtney Marsh | Photographer: Nick Langley © Australian Museum

An afternoon of jewellery-making and the sharing of knowledge about Aboriginal art and culture.

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HumanNature series: Dark emu

18 October

Fruits of the Burdekin plum tree | Photographer: Tatiana Gerus © Tatiana Gerus

Bruce Pascoe's ground-breaking research reconsiders perceptions of pre-colonial Indigenous Australia.

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HumanNature series:
Environmental martyrdom and the fate of the forests

1 November

Environmental Martyrdom and the Fate of the Forests

Princeton professor Rob Nixon investigates why growing numbers of environmental activists are risking their freedom and lives to protect the environment.

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