Saturday 12 June, 2021


The Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

19 Conacher Street,
The Gardens, Darwin NT


Saturday 12 June, 2021
(Queen's Birthday Weekend)

Cocktail hour from 6pm

Dinner at 7pm


$250 per person
plus recommended donation: $250

Single tickets to
banquet tables of 8–10 available

Ignite your curiosity and experience an event like no other at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

The Honourable Clare Martin AO, Chair, and Mr Marcus Schutenko, Director,
warmly invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening overlooking Fannie Bay.

Discover the Museum 'after dark' be part of the official re-opening of the recently refurbished Colin Jack-Hinton Maritime Gallery.

Expect a unique three-course fine dining journey, premier drinks package, 
dynamic entertainment, and immersive wonders from the high seas.

Sink beneath the surface of MAGNT's exhibitions to discover what happens behind the scenes of the Northern Territory's premier cultural institution. During the evening, join our expert curators and researchers for a money-can't-buy tour!

Don't miss this one of a kind event. Tickets to this event go on sale soon. Spaces are limited.


Help us to restore the Northern Territory's
treasured Blue Whale skeleton

The endangered Blue Whale is the largest animal known to have ever lived. MAGNT holds in its collection an incredible 25 m blue whale skeleton, the only known Blue Whale specimen to have charted Northern Territory waters. This spectacular skeleton has not been on display to the public since 1999.

All donations raised through Encounter: Deep Blue go towards the restoration of the Blue Whale skeleton and other important MAGNT projects for our community.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is a not-for-profit organisation. The Northern Territory's premier cultural institution relies on the generous contributions of donors and corporate partners to collect, protect and share Australia's unique Territory stories.

Your donation will enable MAGNT to to undertake an estimated 500 hours of restoration work to reinstate the whale.


Event Partners

Thank you to our generous partners and supporters who make Encounter: Deep Blue possible.

If you would like to contribute to the success of this event, please contact Andrea Wicking, Development and Communications Manager on 08 8999 8207 or


Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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