Curator giving a floor talk

CCWM Conversations

Free exhibition floor talks
Saturday 4 November, 2pm: Join a free curator floor talk to gain insights into our new bird display in Natural Selections featuring pigeons and doves.

Pigeons and Doves with Tony Gill

Saturday 4 November, 2pm

The bird display in the CCWM’s Natural Selections exhibit has been changed. It was out with the crackle of cockatoos, and in with a passel of pigeons and a dole of doves. For most people, pigeons are “flying rats”, but with over 300 species, the pigeon and dove family Columbidae is an important and diverse group of birds. Join Natural History Curator, Dr Tony Gill, for a floor talk on the new exhibit. 

About the speaker

Tony Gill has had more than 40 years of experience volunteering or working in natural history museums, beginning with an internship at the Australian Museum in 1981. Prior to joining the Macleay Museum in 2010, he was a researcher of shallow marine fishes for the Natural History Museum, London, and museum curator in the School of Life Sciences and assistant director for collections in the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University.