Search results for "precious stones"

  • Venue: Minerals - Featuring the Albert Chapman Collection

    With Australia’s largest mineral collection at your fingertips, the Albert Chapman Mineral Collection is a luminous location for cocktails. Stunning precious and semi-precious stones sparkle from displays around the walls. This modern space is mood-lit to enhance the beauty of its glittering displays.

    To enquiry about your next event please call +61 (0)2 9320 6182.

    Cocktails: 50

  • Egyptian Past: Holy Cow

    The double life of the Goddess of love and pleasure.

  • The Jeweller in ancient Egypt

    Jewellers in ancient Egypt needed to know and follow a strict set of rules in order to fulfil the religious function of jewellery. Specific materials, colours and designs were often associated with certain gods and goddesses or had magical qualities of protection. Any changes to these could affect the ‘spiritual’ value of the items.

  • Opal

    Facts and where to find Opal

  • Uhi ta moko: Art and practice of Maori tattooing

    As the art and practice of ta moko developed in Aotearoa - New Zealand, Maori pioneered the use of smaller, narrower uhi without teeth that cut grooves through the skin.

  • Our Global Neighbours # 3: Frontiers of Archaeology

    From the prehistory of primates to space.

  • Young Scientists Explore Science and Culture

    Our recent Scientist for a Day program kicked off 2015 with the exploration of science and culture.

  • Lost and found: a Rapa Nui stone tool finds its real home

    Geochemical analysis of an obsidian tool mistakenly attributed to Rapa Nui challenges current views about societies in the ancient Pacific.

  • Milky Ocean: Creation Story

    How gods defeated demons

  • Artisans of ancient Egypt

    The artisans of ancient Egypt produced works of art that are still as impressive today as when they were first created.

  • Venues at the Australian Museum

    We have many unique spaces ideal for events and functions such as dinners, cocktail parties, receptions, conferences and product launches.

  • The Painter in ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egyptian wall paintings provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. In tombs it was the painter’s task to preserve the dead individual’s spirit. Most tomb art generally followed consistent rules and held special meaning to the ancient Egyptians.

  • Minerals: featuring the Albert Chapman collection


  • Exhibitions Timeline

     A list of every exhibition held here at the Museum and at the Djamu Gallery at Customs House, Circular Quay.

  • The Land

    Indigenous people have occupied Australia for at least 60 000 years and have evolved with the land.