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


New Encounters Patsy Cameron presentation

Patsy Cameron, artist, writer, Aboriginal Elder and Inaugural member for Tasmania on the National Aboriginal Education Committee

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 16 March 2016

Patsy Cameron grew up on Flinders Island and traces her Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage through her mother’s line to four ancestral grandmothers. She examines JS Prout’s portraits of Aboriginal people at Wybalenna, Flinders Island, in 1845.

collection, indigenous, museums



Wires, wi-fi and the future

Dr John O'Sullivan, former CSIRO engineer; Dr Terry Percival, former CSIRO research scientist

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 9 December 2016

The co-founders of wi-fi on its creation and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.

history, science


Now with transcripts

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

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