Museum of Brisbane

Living Cultures

Living Cultures: Sharing First Nations Stories

Formerly known as the Indigenous Culture and Learning Program, Living Cultures has grown to embrace a diverse range of artists and experiences. Explore the diversity of local Aboriginal knowledge systems, perspectives and histories through the sharing of Indigenous stories and rich cultural traditions. Interactive and engaging, this program addresses identity, Country/place, culture and people through storytelling, dance, music, visual art, workshops and an exhibition tour.

This program is delivered in partnership with Aboriginal dance group Nunukul Yuggera, Digi Youth Arts, Aboriginal artist Carol McGregor and Museum education staff. Each artist group offers their own perspective on First Nations stories, ensuring your session is a unique experience every time. Bookings are now available throughout the week but don’t delay as this popular program will sell out.

Want the convenience of a classroom visit? This program is also available as a Living Cultures incursion, bringing the museum direct to your school.

Year levels 7 – 12
Group size Up to 40-60 students
Duration 2 hours
Program type Hands on Workshops
Curriculum links History, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Languages
Cost See Living Cultures Resource
Thanks to generous funding support from the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program we are able to offer this program for the reduced rate of $100 per school group enabling increased accessibility for all Brisbane schools.

For bookings, please complete our MoB Learn booking form and email to our MoB Learn team.



This program is also offered for Primary students. To find out more about the Primary program please click here.

Each artist group offers their own perspective on First Nations Stories, ensuring your session is a unique experience every time.

  • Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company explores active audience participation to bring culture and stories to life
  • Carol McGregor facilitates hands on making workshops to share the histories, skills and knowledge surrounding possum skin cloaks and their significance for local Aboriginal culture and identity
  • Digi Youth Arts explores the importance of storytelling traditions and knowledge transfer and their diverse contemporary expressions

Program objectives

  • Increase awareness of Indigenous culture.
  • Increase awareness of early Brisbane history.
  • Broaden students’ views on Indigenous storytelling, art, music and the connected traditions.
  • Acknowledge the significant contributions of the Aboriginal people locally and globally.


Content will be matched to the age of the students booked.
This program can facilitate students from Years 7 – 12.

This is an exceptional opportunity for schools to explore Indigenous culture, learn about Brisbane’s history and understand the foundations of the modern and diverse communities living in Brisbane today.

Museum of Brisbane’s Living Cultures Program is supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program.