During April, and as part of the Australian Heritage Festival, the museum will be running a series of free online talks.
They Didn’t Feel a Thing: Chloroform and Serial Killers
We’re kicking off with a talk by Rebecca Lush, curator of the Integrated Pathology Learning Centre at the University of Queensland. Rebecca is particularly interested in the darker side of medical history and challenging many of the overarching narratives found in current literature. She’s going to talk to us about serial killers that used chloroform to carry out their deadly work (in case you didn’t guess by the title).
20 April 2021, 6:30pm AEST, book online.
Endell Street: The Women Who Ran Britain’s Trailblazing Hospital
The next talk is by author and journalist, Wendy Moore. She’ll be discussing her new book Endell Street: The Women Who Ran Britain’s Trailblazing Hospital. (And, if you haven’t read it yet, you really should) At least four Australian women doctors headed to England to work with the Endell Street Military Hospital during WWI, a hospital full operated and staffed by women.
22 April 2021, 7pm AEST, book online.
Djeembana Whakaora: Curators’ talk
Our third talk is called Djeembana Whakaora First Nations medicine, health and healing. The museum, in collaboration with First Nations curators and communities, is developing an immersive, sensory experience in which Indigenous communities, community health organisations and the larger health sector understand, interact and continue to practice Indigenous methods of medicine and healing. Join curators, Kat Clarke and Paris Norton, in this online talk, as they discuss the process of engagement and collaboration, and walk you through the exhibition.
26 April 2021, 6:30pm AEST, book online.