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


Introduction and welcome to country

Mathew Trinca, director, National Museum of Australia and Aunty Susan Barry

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: A celebration, 30 September 2014

Following a welcome to country, Mathew Trinca introduced this celebration of the 20th anniversary since the publication of Andrew Sayers’ book Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century.

art, indigenous



Landmark women: Elizabeth Truswell

Dr Elizabeth Truswell, visiting fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University

Landmark Women, 15 August 2014

Geologist Dr Truswell has combined her love of botany and geology with the study of palynology (the study of fossil and living pollen grains and plant spores). Her interest in deep-sea drilling has helped to create art works which have been exhibited in Canberra.

art, science


Now with transcripts

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

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