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


Midawarr (Harvest) artist talk with John Wolseley

Artist John Wolseley

13 February 2018

An exclusive insight into the development of the Midawarr | Harvest exhibition and the remarkable relationship John shared with Yolgnu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda.

art, indigenous


The Tuggeranong Schoolhouse Museum

Storyteller and curator Elizabeth Burness

Canberra Archaeological Society, 20 September 2017

Archaeological finds and stories from the Tuggeranong Schoolhouse in Canberra’s south, from its evolution in the 1870s to its time as private residence and museum.

archaeology, history


Now with transcripts

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

  • The Tuggeranong Schoolhouse MuseumStoryteller and curator Elizabeth Burness
  • Songlines: the foundational Australian storyIndigenous scholar and designer Alison Page, Big hART creative director Scott Rankin, filmmaker and Martu man Curtis Taylor, Songlines lead curator Dr Margo Neale, with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
  • Word for word – SonglinesMusician and Gamilaraay language teacher Nardi Simpson, linguist and Western Desert language expert Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, author and Aboriginal educator Dr Paul Collis, and Indigenous policy expert Sarah Burr
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