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Door to store: Caring for your collection
Advice, demonstrations and practical tips on caring for the National Historical Collection, and your collection at home, from the Conservation and Registration teams at the National Museum of Australia.
Emily Kame Kngwarreye series
Symposium and discussions held in conjunction with the Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition held at the National Museum of Australia and two Japanese venues. Utopia told the story of one of Australia’s greatest contemporary artists and gave insight into Emily’s life as a senior Anmatyerre woman and a lifelong custodian of the desert country that inspired her work.
The rich personal stories of Australians who are profiled in the National Museum’s Eternity gallery. Museum curators are joined by high profile guests who recount emotional responses to different points in their personal and national histories.
Glorious Days: Australia 1913
Programs associated with the Glorious Days: Australia 1913 exhibition.
Historical Imagination series
An informal public conversation series exploring creative responses to history and historical research. High profile artists, historians and curators invite listeners to understand and appreciate the dynamic connections between history and imagination.
Historical Interpretation series
Leading historians and commentators explore the meaning behind different moments and concepts in Australian history. Many of these talks are from visiting fellows at the National Museum’s Research Centre.
Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference
A conference held at the Museum in association with the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, and including perspectives from anthropology, history and material culture studies. A major theme was how local ‘hybrid economies’ develop through Indigenous and settler interaction, and how new complexes of transactions and relations emerge.
Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series
Events associated with the Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions exhibition.
A monthly event held by Museum Friends where prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions.
Life on the Home Front Symposium
This symposium was held on 7 August 2015 in association with the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War. The symposium explored some of the stories of Australians on the home front. It looked at people’s choices, opportunities and challenges in a time of heightened emotions. Were people united or divided? Were there pressures on people to raise money for the war, and on opponents of the war to keep quiet? What was the response to internment camps? What happened to families when soldiers came home?