An evolving collection of recordings of key past and current lectures, forums and symposiums held at the National Museum of Australia – listen to them anywhere, anytime, or subscribe to our podcast service.

Recent programs


A History of the World in 100 Objects panel discussion

British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar, author Delia Falconer, author Gideon Haigh and academic and author Clive Hamilton with ABC RN presenter Fran Kelly

11 October 2016

What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.

collection, history, museums



New Encounters Eleanor Bourke and Rodney Carter presentation

Professor Eleanor Bourke and Rodney Carter, Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council members

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 18 March 2016

Wergaia woman Eleanor Bourke and Dja Dja Wurrung man Rodney Carter on the rights and responsibilities of traditional owners in Victoria and the fight for the return of cultural materials including a bark etching on show in Encounters.

collection, indigenous, museums

Now with transcripts

Transcripts are often published after MP3 files. Here are the latest additions.

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