Events at the Australian Museum

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

Also see our calendar of kids events.


Tuvalu
Video installation

9:30am – 4:30pm

Tuvalu - detail | Photographer: Angela Tiatia © Angela Tiatia

In her work Tuvalu, artist Angela Tiatia, depicts the changing daily life of the people of Tuvala, the tiny Pacific nation which is undergoing dramatic change due to climate change.

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Guided tours of GADI

18- 22 May

Ngawiya Maan (we take to give), an audio visual piece playing in GADI Photographer: Eliyah Cohen © Stella Stories

Uncover Aboriginal Sydney with a tour of the GADI exhibition.

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Murder at the Museum

23 May

Ngawiya Maan (we take to give), an audio visual piece playing in GADI Photographer: Eliyah Cohen © Stella Stories

Sydney’s favourite, fully-interactive crime-solving event returns with an entirely new and heinous mystery to solve.

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HumanNature Series
Living Biological Objects on the Pedestal

24 May

Photographer: Kathie Hodge

World-renowned innovator at the intersection of science, nature and art, Oron Catts asks: what is life?

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Winhangadurinya: Aboriginal Meditation

9 & 10 June; 1 & 2 September, 1 & 2 December

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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HumanNature Series
Taupata, Taro, Roots, Earth: The (Indigenous) Politics of Gardening

14 June

Taro © Cherrie Mio Rhodes

Explore the histories and future possibilities of Indigenous gardening in the Pacific region.

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Adorned

17 June, 18 June, 13 October, 14 October

Guest models his sunglasses cord © Australian Museum

Join Aboriginal staff in the creation of jewellery inspired by nature and culture.

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HumanNature Series
Feminist Botany for the Age of Man

12 July

Seedling © Kevin Doncaster

What are plants? What can they do? And how can we bring a feminist approach to our relationships to them?

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Australian Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series: Australians Shaping the Nation

21 August — 25 September

Ita Buttrose at the Westpac Long Gallery

Hear from a stellar selection of distinguished Australians who are shaping the nation across science, sport and the arts.

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HumanNature Series
American Dreaming is Indigenous Elimination

23 August

Native American dance. © Timothy K Hamilton

Join Kim TallBear as she considers the strange intersections between nature, nation, and the lives and deaths of Indigenous peoples in the USA.

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HumanNature Series
Dark Emu

18 October

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

Take a new look at Australia’s past, through ground-breaking research that 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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