Emus in the Chateau: Finding our French Connections
In 2016 the SA Maritime Museum curated the national touring exhibition The Art of Science. It showcased exquisite artworks created on French navigator Nicolas Baudin’s voyage of 1800-1804, borrowed from the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, Normandy. While Baudin remains a household name in South Australia, in France he has largely been forgotten. This presentation unpacks Curator Lindl Lawton’s 2015 trip to France searching for the elusive navigator in its rich collections, and flags future projects where the Museum might bring Baudin’s voyage, and other shared maritime histories, to audiences in Brittany, Cherbourg and Adelaide.
- Partial wheelchair access