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New and exclusive! Each month, a museum curator will deliver an informative presentation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the museum’s research programs and varied aspects of maritime history and culture, and to meet other Members. Afternoon tea will be provided.
In May, a very special piece of pewter is coming to the Museum - the Hartog plate, on loan from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, to mark 400 years since Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog made the first recorded European landing on the west coast of Australia in 1616.
As a testimony of his visit, Hartog left behind an inscribed pewter plate in Shark Bay, Western Australia, which is recognised as the oldest European artefact found on Australian soil.
Tamar Davidowitz, metals conservator at the Rijksmuseum, has spent about 1000 hours treating the Hartog Plate in preparation for its journey to Australia.
Join Tamar for a fascinating discussion about the history, conservation and transportation of the Hartog plate, as well as her visit to Cape Inscription on Dirk Hartog Island as part of the Hartog 400th anniversary commemorations. Includes refreshments.
Thursday 4 May 2017
6 – 8pm
Cost: Members $20, Non-members $35
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777