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Learning, Adaptation & The Enlightenment: The Museum

Event Information

  • 5 Feb 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: $15 SMSA or Royal Society Members / $20 Non-members

Australian Museum on College Street, archival Print.

Join Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO of the Australian Museum, as she talks about the Museum’s 190 year history and its evolution as an expression of the Enlightenment.

The Australian Museum, along with its sister museums in Victoria and South Australia, was a major focus of the intellectual life of colonial Australia and at the forefront of contemporary science and natural history research.

Kim will also address the Museum’s recent transformation during her tenure as Director and CEO, and the challenges that lie ahead, particularly visitation, digitisation and international collaboration and why Museums will continue to play an important role in shaping society.

This is the third lecture of The Enlightenment Series, a program of talks co-hosted by the SMSA and the Royal Society of NSW.


NB: Online bookings must be paid by credit card.  If you wish to pay by cash, please book in the SMSA Library.