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  • 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.

  • Eternity series

    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.

  • Landmark Women

    A monthly event held by Museum Friends where prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions.

  • Ludwig Leichhardt series

    A National Museum of Australia symposium with speakers discussing different aspects of explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt – the man, the mystery, the science and the history.

  • Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series

    Events held in conjunction with the Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia exhibition held at the National Museum of Australia from March to July 2011 including the exhibition launch, family history lectures and the plenary sessions from an Irish Studies Conference.

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