Events at the Australian Museum

Happy crowd at the Australian Museum Theatre

Events at the AM will pique your curiosity and give you a sense of exploration into the diversity of our natural world and culture. With an event listings as unique as the world around us, there is something every grown-up can enjoy.

Film Screening
Occupation: Native

24 January

Occupation Film

This new documentary aims to engage all Australians in a conversation about Australian history and what has been missing from our history books

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Culture Up Late
Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong)

24 January

Culture Up Late 24 Jan

Curated by First Nations staff, an event that interrogates the way Australia celebrates national identity.

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Culture Up Late
How We Connect

31 January

Culture Up Late 31 Jan

Explore the threads of connection that run through human experience, wildlife, science, music-making, storytelling and more.

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Culture Up Late
Half the Sky

7 February

Culture Up Late 7 Feb

Brilliant women curate and perform bespoke tours, scientist spot talks, workshops, live music and more.

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Film Screening
In My Own Words

7 February

Teacher and student | Photographer: Justine Kerrigan © blakfella films

Follow adult Aboriginal students as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing.

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Culture Up Late
Anti-Valentines Day

14 February

Culture Up Late 14 Feb

Explore love in its many forms with a dash of dark humour and a healthy disregard for sentiment.

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HumanNature Series
Radical Histories for Uncanny Times

15 February

tom-griffiths books

Join Eureka Prize-winner, Tom Griffiths in this discussion about time, perception and our understanding of environmental histories of settler societies.

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Culture Up Late
Turning the Tide

21 February

Culture Up Late 21 Feb

Our oceans are guardians of life on Earth, but they are under threat: are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?

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Culture Up Late
Another View

28 February

Culture Up Late 28 Feb

LGBTQI artists explore the queer side of museums through performance, tours and happenings.

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Culture Up Late
Oceania Connections

28 February

Culture Up Late 7 Mar

Join us as we bring the museum’s Pacifica collections to life through storytelling, creative arts, performance and sharing of knowledge.

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HumanNature Series
Gifts of Life in the Shadow of Death

8 March

Photographer: Stuart Humphrey

Deborah Bird Rose examines the intersection of humans, animals and landscape, and the fragility of their relationships in the face of environmental crisis and loss.

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Winhangadurinya: Aboriginal Meditation

10-11 March

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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Culture Up Late
barrabugu (for tomorrow)

14 March

Culture Up Late 14 Mar

Aboriginal guests examine how First Nations knowledge may be the key to a better shared future for all.

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Film Screening
Connection to Country

14 March

Connection to Country

Join the Indigenous people of the Pilbara battle as they attempt to preserve 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from a booming mining industry.

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HumanNature Series
Cultures of Climate

28 April

Cracked soil

How we can fix climate change without understanding the ways we understand climate?

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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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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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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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HumanNature Series
American Dreaming is Indigenous Elimination

12 July

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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We also have a range of kids programming to suit all ages. Click below to discover.

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