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


Telling the story of Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Sita McAlpine and Christiane Keller, curators, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 1 December 2017

Behind the scenes stories of travelling with Aboriginal artists and recording and telling their stories in the lead up to the Songlines exhibition.

culture, indigenous, women


In conversation with Alan Mackay-Sim, Australian of the Year 2017

Biomedical scientist Alan Mackay-Sim with ABC presenter Jane Hutcheon

Australian of the Year conversations, 26 October 2017

Global authority on the biology of nasal cells Professor Alan Mackay-Sim reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the top national award for his research into the use of nasals cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

health, science

Now with transcripts

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

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