Roll up, roll up! The final month of the 2012 Harry Butler Lecture Series: In the Wild West is upon us and boy oh boy have we got an action packed line-up in store for you!
First up, Dr Ian Godfrey will share the lesser known aspects of the famous 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition at the WA Maritime Museum on Friday 9 November from 6pm. ‘Exploration and conservation: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911 – 1914’ coincides with the ‘Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience’ exhibition opening at the WA Maritime Museum on November 3, and will share Ian’s own experiences on the icy continent alongside the history of the first Australasian expedition over 100 years ago. Goldfields folk can hear Ian’s lecture at the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Wednesday 21 November at 5:30pm.
Dr Harry Butler will share his field collecting experiences in his lecture ‘Museum collectors and carers: one collector’s story’ at the WA Museum – Albany on Thursday 15 November at 6pm (5:30pm if you want drinks and nibbles - who wouldn’t?! Bonus!) and Friday 16 November at 2pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most respected and well-known naturalists.
Geraldton-goers will find out about the secret life of seahorses in Dr Glenn Moore’s ‘Seahorse tales and pregnant males’ on Thursday 15 November at 7pm and Friday 16 November at 10am. Pregnant males…. Seahorse tales… need I say more?
If dinosaurs are your thing, head to the WA Museum – Perth on Friday 23 November at 12:30pm to catch Dr Mikael Siversson’s ‘Dinosaurs of the 21st century: masters of the skies’, where the surprising relationship between ducks and dinosaurs will be revealed. (**Twilight Zone opening tune** Be afraid! Be very afraid!)
And to conclude the Harry Butler Lecture Series: In the Wild West for 2012, WA Museum CEO Alec Coles will demonstrate why museum collections are more important to us now than ever before. ‘Critical collections: why museum collections matter’ will take place at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle from 6pm, Thursday 29 November. Hurry – seats are filling fast!
Entry to all In the Wild West lectures is by donation, with bookings essential. Registrations can be made online at museum.wa.gov.au/inthewildwest or by calling your local WA Museum:
WA Museum – Albany: 9841 4844
WA Museum – Geraldton: 9921 5080
WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder: 9021 8533
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle:9212 3813
WA Museum – Perth: 9212 3813
We hope to muSEEum you soon!