Capturing Nature

On exhibition

25 October 2022 - 18 February 2023

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Early photographs at the Australian Museum 1857-1893

Capturing Nature: Early photographs at the Australian Museum 1857-1893 travels back to a time when photography was revolutionising science, art and society. These images, reproduced from the Australian Museum’s collection of glass plate negatives from 1857 to 1893, are some of Australia’s earliest natural history photographs. They tell the story of pioneering natural history and science research as well as the advent of photography in Australia.

Capturing Nature brings to life a fascinating array of early images and reveals the 19th century Victorian obsession with classification and a deep enthusiasm for all things in the natural world.

Capturing Nature

The exhibition also features natural history specimens from Tweed Regional Museum’s collection, alongside a special installation of giant Diprotodon puppets created by Dead Puppet Society.

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We will have a range of public programs, activities, tours and workshops as well a series of Museum Up Late events exploring themes in the exhibition to experience!

The next Museum Up Late themed Explorers and Rescuers is a night inspired by our fascination with capturing all things in the natural world and how we can preserve this land's creatures and landscape.  Enjoy workshops, games and fascinating conversations with trained explorers, rescuers and curator. 

Join us on Saturday 17 December, 4 pm - 8 pm. Book your spot here


Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah 2484  View map

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