Butterfly Brilliance floor talk

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Discover how the Lambkin-Knight butterfly collection charts climate and landscape change, and what it means for butterfly survival.

Built through 50 years of butterfly research, experts Ian Knight and Trevor Lambkin amassed a private collection of over 12,000 butterfly species from across Australia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Now, this extensive and nationally significant collection will call QVMAG home for future generations of researchers.

The study of insects is crucial to our understanding of biodiversity, ecology, and the changing climate.

Entomology collections, such as the Lambkin-Knight butterfly collection, provide a window back in time to understand changes in biodiversity across landscapes.

To celebrate the acquisition of this incredible collection, join our Natural Science team, Simon Fearn and David Maynard, as they show you highlights from the Lambkin-Knight collection, discuss how butterflies are responding to climate change, and how you can help care for this nationally significant collection.

Tickets are limited.

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When

  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021 | 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 02 November 2021 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, 06 November 2021 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 09 November 2021 | 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 16 November 2021 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location

Art Gallery at Royal Park, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250  View Map

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