How to move a zoo - Tales from the archives

Join curators Anna Cossu and Dr Jacqui Newling as they delve into the archives, for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the How to Move a Zoo exhibition.

Discover the myriad stories uncovered, from the private menageries of colonial Sydney, the suburbs that wanted the new zoo and those that objected, to the extraordinary glass plate negatives held in the NSW State Archives that capture the vision and planning behind Taronga Zoo.


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Meet the speakers

Anna Cossu


Inspired by wonderful and slightly eccentric history teachers, Anna's great passion is people and their stories and how museums can best craft an experience that reveals something intrinsic and true of those lives. Read more.

Dr Jacqui Newling


Jacqui brings over ten years of ‘visitor first’ interpretation experience to her role as a curator at SLM. She specialises in place-based social history and heritage, bringing meaningful stories from our past to contemporary audiences through various forms of media, from exhibitions to interactive opportunities for visitors in our museums. Read more.




When & Where

Thursday 9 December 2021 4PM–4.30PM

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