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


Pride and Prejudice: the history of LGBTQIA+ politics in Australia

Michael Kirby AC CMG, Robyn Laverack, Jordan Raskopoulos, Dr Shirleene Robinson, Cathy Van Extel

Defining Moments in Australian History, 1 June 2018

Forty years after the first Sydney mardi gras and months after Australia achieved marriage equality, we consider whether Australia has reached the end of the rainbow. Or has the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just begun?

history, politics


Silk, gold and sublime artistry: The inimitable world of Islamic textiles

Christina Sumner OAM, weaver, teacher and former curator at the Powerhouse Museum

‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam, 9 May 2018

Textiles play a central role in Islamic society, and reflect the enduring richness of Islamic culture. This lecture draws on textile artefacts displayed in the exhibition, ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’.

culture, exhibition


Now with transcripts

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

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