NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

Saturday 19 August, 10am–2pm

OPENING HOURS

10:00am - 5:00pm

Daily

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday

CONTACT

19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin NT 0820

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

 

Email: info@magnt.net.au

Tel: +61 8 8999 8264

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ART TALK: ARTISTS GOING BUSH

Time 10am
Venue Gallery 4

Hear Wendy Garden, Curator of Australian Art, discuss artists going bush during artist camps run by MAGNT between 1980 and 1991. Initiated by MAGNT’s inaugural director, Colin Jack Hinton, these camps created important opportunities for leading artists from around Australia to be inspired by the Territory’s stunning landscapes.

SCIENCE TALK: STUDY SKINS AND THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF ELIZBETH GOULD

Time 11am
Venue Transformations

Hear a fascinating talk on the taxidermy of birds and the study skins that inspired 19th century illustrator Elizabeth Gould. With Eloise Wigger, Natural Sciences Technical Officer, and Wendy Garden, Curator of Australian Art.​

SCIENCE TALK: COAST TO CLIFF WALK

Time 11am
Venue Assemble at the Information Desk

Discover the unique and changing habitats of the Darwin foreshore with Richard Willan, Senior Curator of Molluscs as he leads a 1 hour coast to cliff adventure along Bullocky Point.

 

Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

SCIENCE TALK: BUSH BLITZ

Time 12pm
Venue Theatrette

Join Michael Hammer, Curator of Fishes for a show and tell of the equipment used during this year’s Bush Blitz survey of the Bradshaw Defence Field Training Area near Timber Creek. Learn about the challenges of field work and the exciting discoveries the team made.

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MAGNT is celebrating National Science Week with an exciting Saturday full of fun and interesting talks and activities. Come and meet our curators and scientists as they present insights into their work and stories of the MAGNT collections around the theme of ‘going bush’.

 

All events are FREE

MINI FIELD TRIP: MONSOON GARDEN

Time 1pm
Venue Assemble at the Information Desk

Join Gavin Dally, Senior Collections Manager Natural Sciences, and Michael Hammer, Curator of Fishes on a mini field trip to the MAGNT monsoon garden and learn how to catch insects.

HISTORY TALK: THE OTHER FIRST FLEET; CAPTAIN COOK AND THE MONSOON FISHERS

Time 1pm
Venue Flinders Gallery

Paul Clark Senior Curator of Maritime History, responds to the work of Michael Cook in Undiscovered, expanding upon his critique on Australian history and the impact of introduced species.​

DISCOVERY CENTRE: MICROWORLDS

Time 10am – 2pm
Venue Discovery Centre

Come peer into a microscope and draw what you see. Take home your own amazing microworld design.

 

 

DISCOVERY CENTRE: THE MICROWORLD OF WORMS

Time 11am – 1pm
Venue Discovery Centre

Observe the amazing microworld of worms with Chris Glasby, Senior Curator of Annelids, through a high powered microscope.

 

 

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CONTACT

Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
MAGNT acknowledges the traditional owners of country across the Northern Territory and beyond, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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