The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory provides an entertaining, diverse and educational experience for the local community and visitors to Darwin through exhibitions and events based on the region's art, history and culture and through touring exhibitions.
The Museum also includes other venues in Darwin including the Fannie Bay Gaol and Lyons Cottage, and in Alice Springs include the Museum of Central Australia, the Connellan Hangar and the Kookaburra Memorial.
Wallace: the rEvolutionary man
9 November - 22 June 2014
“All my originality, whatever it may amount to, will be smashed”. What shocked Charles Darwin enough to pen this? You will find the answer in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s newest exhibition Wallace: the rEvolutionary Man.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of eminent naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace’s passing, this exhibition will showcase Wallace's exploration of the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia and New Guinea, and his ideas on Evolution by Natural Selection and biogeography. The exhibition includes specimens of butterflies, beetles and birds of paradise, as well as prints of drawings and maps by Wallace.
“I trembled with excitement as I saw it coming majestically towards me..... and was gazing, lost in admiration, at the velvet black and brilliant green of its wings.” AR Wallace. Common Green Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus), male, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Floor talks at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory:
- 11am Saturday 9 November with Dr Chris Glasby, Curator of Annelids
- 11am Saturday 16 November with Dr Richard Willan, Curator of Molluscs
- 11am Sunday 17 November with Dr Michael Hammer, Curator of Fishes
26 July 2013 - 2 February 2014
Smalltown is an exhibition featuring stunning colour photographs of rural and remote Australia by photographer Martin Mischkulnig, together with text written by award winning author Tim Winton.
Exhibition presented by Sydney Living Museums
30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
9 August - 10 November 2013
Celebrating the longest running Indigenous art awards in Australia.
The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards showcases works from both established and emerging Indigenous artists from all over the country.
Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan
7 December 2013 - 9 February 2014
Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan explores the invlovement of nurses from the first known Australian in the Zulu War of 1879, right up to the experiences of the male and female nurses serving in recent conflicts and peace keeping operations.
The exhibition draws on the Australian War Memorial's rich collection, with personal stories from Army, Air Force and Navy nurses who have served oversea, their difficulties and challenges, along with their determination to care for the sick and wounded come what may.
A touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial