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Posted 19 Feb 2014 @ 1:24pm

Melbourne Museum's SmartBar will explore the darkest depths of the human mind when it makes its return this March.


In addition to talks from museum experts about a wide range of neurological oddities, visitors will be able to recreate their dreams, see a collection of live creepy crawlies, and participate in anatomical body painting. You can also catch a glimpse of some of the...

Posted 2 Oct 2013 @ 2:15pm

Sample the jungle's finest insect cuisine, watch leeches at work and take in a talk at SmartBar: Welcome to the Jungle, the seventh installment of Museum Victoria's adult-only series at the Melbourne Museum.


The evening's activities will include brave foodies joining the over two million people around the world indulging in insects and a Museum staff member demonstrating the...

Posted 29 Aug 2013 @ 11:34am

The Designing 007 : Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition celebrates this world of innovation and action, style and sex appeal with an inside view of the world’s favourite secret agent.


Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey, through a dozen themed rooms and environments from 1962’s Dr. No to 2012’s Skyfall.


The objects...

Posted 8 Aug 2013 @ 5:10pm

Melbourne Museum's latest SmartBar is inviting you to discuss all things icy cold while enjoying an icy cold beverage this month.



The evening will feature Museum Victoria scientists talking about all things cold, from the Victorian Alps to the frozen poles. They'll be covering themes including animals living life in the frozen realms, scientific discoveries and...

Posted 22 Nov 2012 @ 12:18pm

Who said we lived in Melboring? A special evening event at the Melbourne Museum invites visitors to view our citie's dark side as it exposes historical scandals, ruinous rumours and infamous crimes.


SmartBar is an adults only event exploring the notorious gangsters, brothels, opium dens and other debaucherous delights of Melbourne's early history. The Melbourne Story exhibition...

Posted 3 Nov 2012 @ 11:21am

Federal ministers Bob Carr and Simon Crean have announced an exhibition of priceless ancient artifacts, touring from Kabul's National Museum this March.



Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul will feature more than 230 precious objects from archaeological sites along the Silk Road, viewable in Australia for the first time. Thought to have been...

Posted 19 Jul 2012 @ 10:01am

Vincent van Gogh, Napoleon Bonaparte, Al Capone and King Henry VIII all allegedly had it. According to the 2008 Annual Surveillance Report, the rate of men diagnosed with this more than doubled, from 3.1 per 100,000 to 6.6 per 100,000 and if left to its own devices, it can evolve into an infection of the central nervous system causing meningitis, dementia and seizures. I’m talking about...

Posted 22 Feb 2012 @ 3:23pm


The Melbourne Museum staff know that if you’re a 20 or 30-something without kids, you probably don’t go to the museum much. It’s open during the day while you’re at work and on the weekends it’s full of children and families. So the programmers have come up with an idea to entice you back there: the SmartBar, an adults-only evening at the museum where you can grab a drink, listen to...

Posted 4 Oct 2011 @ 4:01pm

In her mesmerising first solo exhibition, Rendered Bones, artist Joceline Lee shares her remarkable observations of rarely-seen specimens from Melbourne Museum’s vast Invertebrate Palaeontology collection.


Through her current residency with the museum, Lee has created a sophisticated series of drawings depicting the dynamic, complex skeletal structures of long-extinct fauna....

Posted 4 May 2011 @ 12:49pm



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