Treasures of the natural world


After postponing last year, Melbourne Museum Finally, the Treasures of the Natural World exhibition continues in June. We may have had to wait a year to see these treasures, but overall they are older than most of us can even comprehend. A year is nothing in the natural world – there’s an 11 million year old fragment of a Martian meteorite in this exhibit, folks.

The prestigious Natural History Museum in London remained fairly sleepy last year, but the Melbourne Museum is bringing its artifacts to life and borrowing the artifacts for display right here in Melbourne. If you’ve been waiting all your life to visit London and see the museum for yourself, this is the best thing to do.

Starting Friday, June 25, the Melbourne Museum will exhibit more than 200 objects from London’s world-famous collection. The Natural History Museum in London has one of the largest and most important collections in the world, so it’s a big deal for them to lend to us exclusively. This will be the first time that the Museum of London has loaned a collection to an Australian museum, and we are the lucky ones to welcome it. Like most things, the exhibition was curated and curated by both online museums, so we can’t wait to see the end result.

Each of the objects plays a central role in our collective understanding of the natural world – there will be curiosities that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, a 400,000-year-old ax, the bones of a woolly mammoth and much more. still others in the realm of science. , history and culture. The Melbourne Museum will also feature its own take on it, with First Nations narratives depicted to show the connection and in-depth knowledge that Australia’s First Peoples share with the natural world.

Tickets are already on sale for the exhibition which will run from Friday June 25 to Sunday January 16, 2022. Buy your tickets here.

If you want to see more international gems coming to Melbourne, check out the Winter masterpieces presented at the NGV this june.

Image credit: Tarpit Grover

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