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



Before the new world

Dr Claudia Haake, La Trobe University; Dr John Minns, Australian National University

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 13 November 2016

The great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).

culture, history

Now with transcripts

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

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