Ask the History Experts: Interview an archaeologist and a curator

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
10 March 2021
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Session Offered
2 pm
Supervision ratios

At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.

Additional Visitor Costs

No charge.

About the program

In this special event your students are invited to ‘ask the history experts’ all about museums, archaeology and history. 

Join curator Mel Flyte from Sydney Living Museums, and archaeologist Dr. Craig Barker from Sydney University Chau Chak Wing Museum to ask your questions about how they uncover and interpret history. They will reveal significant objects from both museum collections to explain their work.

This event will be streamed live as a zoom webinar. 

Questions for Mel and Craig can be emailed to prior to the event or typed using the Q&A function during the webinar. 

Watch the video recording of the live event:

Pre-event activity

View this Youtube video about the role of the curator and the archaeologist:

Object Photography - the Hyde Park Barracks collection - YouTube

Curator Mel Flyte takes us into the world of found objects discovered in the fabric of Hyde Park Barracks and now part of an historic yet unusual collection. More than 4000 objects from this collection will be on display as part of the barracks’ new visitor experience

How are the objects helping historians understand the lives of people who lived at the barracks?

Curriculum links

Stage 3 History

Skills - Analysis and Use of Sources

HT3-3 Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Stage 4 History

The Ancient World Depth Study 1: Investigating the Ancient Past

Key inquiry question: How do we know about the ancient past?

HT4-1 Describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past
HT4-5 Identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources
HT4-6 Uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations