Science Seminar with the Governor of Victoria, 18 May

REMINDER: final day for bookings for the special science seminar (below).

ASC is a member of Museums Australia and members attend for $50 per person, or $25 for concession card holders. Book onlineto secure your place at

Science Seminar: from lab to floor

Tuesday 18 May, Mueller Hall, National Herbarium of Victoria

Hear a compelling line up of professionals discuss issues regarding education, the environment, research, history, collection ethics and recent developments in science interpretation for an audience Join us on International Museums Day for this stimulating event.

Speakers include:·

· Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser AC

· Helen Cohn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne – on the National Herbarium of Victoria as a centre of reference for botany

· Dr Robin Hirst, Museum Victoria – on public engagement via radical science exhibitions

· Dr David Pemberton, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania and

· Brian Looker, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery – on how animals move

· Robyn Stacey, University of Western Sydney – on the discovery of Australian flora and fauna at the founding of the Port Jackson colony

· Professor Phillip Higgins, Retired Lecturer, Monash University and Australia Post, and

· Suzanne Higgins – on hands-on science provided to 1200 children living in remote Australian communities

· Donald Hobern, Atlas of Living Australia on classifying all Australian species online

· Lyndal Byford, Australian Science Media Centre – on science in the headlines

Date: Tuesday 18 May Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: The National Herbarium of Victoria, Mueller Hall Address: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Lunch and refreshments included

Limited places available for a special tour of the National Herbarium of Victoria following the seminar.

Gold / Institutional Members $50 Silver Members $75 Associate / Non-members $100 Concession card $25

Bookings close Wednesday 12 May – book onlineat

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