Past Events

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Calling all Adventurers

School holiday activity

Tuesday 18 to Friday 28 April 2017 – 10am to 3pm weekdays

Calling all explorers, scientists and artists! 

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Captain Clancy and the Ghost Ship - January School Holidays

School holiday activity

Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 25 January 2017 Performances at 11am and 1pm (Weekdays only)

When Clancy is given a real-life sailing ship by her grandfather she thinks it’s the worst thing in the world… that is until she finds out the ship is HAUNTED!

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Zephyr Quartet presents Arrivals - Port Adelaide

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November 7:30pm Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 5:30pm

Australia is very much a nation of 'boat people', past and present. With Arrivals, Zephyr Quartet explores notions of migration to Australia by boat through music, and with it the trials, obstacles, struggles and successes present in our history.

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Queering The Museum

Display/exhibition

Public conversation event: Saturday 5 November, 1-3pm & Pop-up exhibition: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November, 1-5pm

Come and help us put a rainbow coloured filter on our cultural heritage collections.

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(A meeting of two extremes) La rencontre entre deux extrêmes: the art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 20 October 2016 - 5:45pm for a 6pm start

Art of Science Public Program - Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture at the Art Gallery of South Australia, discusses the rich visual intersections between the art of the expeditions. 

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ST Yelta Cruises and Quarantine Station Tours 2016

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

ST Yelta Cruises - Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October at 1pm Quarantine Tours - Sunday 16 October at 10am, 11:15am or 12:45pm

Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains and Planes - ST Yelta cruises and Quarantine Station Tours!

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Art of Engraving Workshop

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Saturday 8 October 2016

This workshop is held in conjunction with the South Australian Maritime Museum’s ground-breaking new exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers featuring original artworks from the expedition of Nicolas Baudin (1800-1804).

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Exploring the Art of Science - October School Holidays

School holiday activity

Tuesday 4 to Friday 14 October 2016 | 10am - 3pm (weekdays only)

Calling all explorers, scientists and artists! Set sail on your own voyage of discovery!

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Josephine’s kangaroos: An Australian Garden at Malmaison

Special event
Bookings are essential

When Baudin’s ship Naturaliste returned to Le Havre in 1803, Josephine Bonaparte tussled with the museum’s curators over its scientific haul. Seedlings collected by Baudin’s botanists were cultivated at her estate at Malmaison and kangaroos and emus grazed the grounds.  Join the director of Carrick Hill,  Richard Heathcote as he guides you through a little slice of Australia on the outskirts of 19th century Paris.

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Talk: French Pacific Ambitions

Workshop
Bookings are essential

2 pm Sunday 28 August

A special talk by Emiritus Professor Jean Fornasiero and Professor John West-Sooby as part of the 'Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1840' program. 

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