Science in the Garden
To celebrate International Museum Day, the Garden will be hosting a special behind the scenes tour for visitors looking to discover the work and treasures of the Herbarium collection. To book a spot for the Secret Science tour on 17 May 2018 visit the website here.
What is the Sydney Culture Network
The Garden is part of the Sydney Culture Network, a group of more than 30 cultural institutions and creative sector organisations working together to promote our city as a global leader in culture. SCN includes leading arts, educational and cultural institutions and organisations of all sizes.
About International Museum Day
With the other cultural institutions from SCN, the Garden is celebrating International Museum Day on 18 May 2018. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2017, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 36,000 museums hosting events in 156 countries.
A small piece of the old Botanical Musuem history by Honorary Research Associate, Dr Barbara Briggs, can be downloaded here. The full map of global activity across the ICOM network can be viewed below or here.