Conservation Lab Tour | Behind the Scenes
Museum Members event
28 Jul - 30 Jul 2015
Source: Museum Victoria
Want to see what’s behind locked doors at Museum Victoria?
Museum Victoria’s conservators have the enormous task of preserving over 16 million objects and specimens. They analyse the significance of the objects' cultural and scientific context as well as their social, historical, and aesthetic value. They also work to preserve and slow the process of deterioration, ensuring objects are kept for generations to come.
This behind the scenes tour takes you to the Museum Victoria laboratory where objects are assessed and preserved for collection and exhibition. Meet the conservators to hear first-hand how this work is done.
Conservator Helen Privett says “we treat everything from the tiniest bugs to the biggest horse-drawn carriages, and whale skeletons all the way through to medals and coins. So there’s always diversity and it’s always interesting.”
Special Event Tour
Tuesday 28 Jul 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday 30 Jul 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 per person
(Museum Members-only event)
Tours are limited to adults and children aged 14 years and over.
Limited spaces available, bookings are essential.
Book online or phone 13 11 02