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Children's Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA
Children's Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA

The 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) presents over 60 new works from emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The tour will ask children and families to think creatively, hear the stories behind the artworks and share their own stories as they are guided through the exhibition by Rebekah Raymond, Telstra NATSIAA Curator.

29 September 2022

Children’s Tour | Natural Science Collection
Children’s Tour | Natural Science Collection

Join Gavin Dally, Senior Collections Manager, and Sue Horner, Technical Officer Natural Science, on a tour of the wet and dry stores that are integral to MAGNT's Natural Science Collection.

6 October 2022

Talk |  Building the 2022 Telstra NATSIAA Virtual Gallery through photogrammetry
Talk | Building the 2022 Telstra NATSIAA Virtual Gallery through photogrammetry

Join the talented team from Rise to learn about their progress and the challenges of photographing the Telstra NATSIAA artworks for the Virtual Gallery. Discover how the Virtual Gallery ensures people from around the country and the world can access and celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from around the country and the world.

15 October 2022

Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery
Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery

Join Dr Richard Willan, Curator Emeritus of Molluscs, to explore MAGNT’s best-loved permanent gallery, the Natural History Gallery.

2 November 2022

Children’s Workshop | Uncovering Tiny Territory
Children’s Workshop | Uncovering Tiny Territory

Guided by Dr Kirsti Abbott, Head of Science, and local Ecologists Nick Volpe and Lucyna Kania, you will locate and collect live invertebrates in the gardens of MAGNT, then head to the Discovery Centre to uncover their secret lives.

26 November 2022

Children’s Workshop | Dylan Sarra
Children’s Workshop | Dylan Sarra

Come learn with Bundaberg artist and Telstra NATSIAA Finalist Dylan Sarra as we look at mark making with our natural environment.

10 December 2022

Children’s Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA
Children’s Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA

This tour will ask children and families to think creatively, hear the stories behind the artworks and share their own stories as they are guided through the Telstra NATSIAA exhibition by Rebekah Raymond, Curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture.

20 December 2022

Children's Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery
Children's Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery

The Natural History Gallery is a special place in the Museum where you can discover multiple crocodiles, touch real fossils, and learn about marine stingers and the mini-monsters that live in the Northern Territory. Join Dr Richard Willan Curator Emeritus of Molluscs, for an exciting tour through this gallery.

4 October 2022

Discovery Centre | Questacon science tubs
Discovery Centre | Questacon science tubs

Questacon science play tubs are in the MAGNT Discovery Centre for 2 weeks only! Solve puzzles, tinker with gravity and enjoy self-paced discovery all day.

11 October 2022

Talk | Collection Lab
Talk | Collection Lab

Join Bryony Nainby, Senior Curator of Art, to learn more about the artworks on show and gain an insight into the reporting practices of the conservators who care for the collection.

20 October 2022

Talk | The Track - strategic lifeline to the Top End
Talk | The Track - strategic lifeline to the Top End

Join Jared Archibald, Curator of Territory History, as he delves into the fascinating history of The Track and its importance to the war effort in the South West Pacific.

5 November 2022

Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery
Talk | Unlocking MAGNT’s Natural History Gallery

Join Dr Richard Willan, Curator Emeritus of Molluscs, to explore MAGNT’s best-loved permanent gallery, the Natural History Gallery.

29 November 2022

Talk: Dylan Sarra
Talk: Dylan Sarra

Dylan Sarra is Taribelang/Gooreng Gooreng artist from the Bundaberg region in Queensland. . He is currently involved in research and development of cultural knowledge’s pertaining to his Telstra NATSIAA work ‘1972’. Come listen and be intrigued by a talk given around the historical and present journey of the Burnett river petroglyphs, and gain a better understanding of why cultural heritage protection involves everyone.

11 December 2022

Children’s Workshop | Technology with bite!
Children’s Workshop | Technology with bite!

Learn how experts from Rise Project Consulting make mini crocodile skulls from 3D printing. Bring your little ones to the Museum to decorate their very own crocodile skull that they can take home to start their own specimen collection.

5 October 2022

Talk | Ten years of Bush Blitzing across Northern Australia
Talk | Ten years of Bush Blitzing across Northern Australia

Join Dr Michael Hammer, Curator of Fishes to learn about the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s pivotal role in this process and how we work with partners, land owners and managers to record a treasure trove of aquatic species in tropical freshwater streams and rivers, with a strong focus on fishes.

11 October 2022

Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA Curatorial Insights
Talk | 2022 Telstra NATSIAA Curatorial Insights

Learn more about the 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards works and the exhibition through insights from Rebekah Raymond, Telstra NATSIAA Curator.

29 October 2022

Children’s Workshop | What’s in a name? Exploring Latin as a Living Language
Children’s Workshop | What’s in a name? Exploring Latin as a Living Language

Join us, as we celebrate FrogID Week, to create magnificent tadpoles and frog inspired creatures from available material, and name them just like a scientist at the museum does!

19 November 2022

Talk | Tiny Territory
Talk | Tiny Territory

Join Nick Volpe and Lucyna Kania, co-curators of Tiny Territory, for a photographic presentation capturing the beautiful, and sometimes beastly, hidden details of our micro world and learn about the adventures these wildlife photographers have in the field as they explore the Top End in search of invertebrates,

3 December 2022

Talk | Collection Lab
Talk | Collection Lab

Join Bryony Nainby, Senior Curator of Art, to learn more about the artworks on show and gain an insight into the reporting practices of the conservators who care for the collection.

15 December 2022