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New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference
Critical issues and ideas about Indigenous communities, historical collections and museums. The international New Encounters conference at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra in March 2016 was structured around the connections between collections and place, and museums and communities – past, present and future.
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.
Old Masters exhibtion lecture series
This series, associated with the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition that is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from December 2013 to July 2014, explores the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating art and cultural form.
Australia’s leading thinkers, opinion makers and experts discuss the issues that matter to Australia and Australians right now.
Recycled water discussion: A nice drop
A microbiologist, a social scientist and an infectious diseases physician explore the benefits, pitfalls and palatability of recycled water.
Sites of Memory symposium
How is memory expressed and represented in the landscape? Memory studies, as an emerging cross-disciplinary field, shed new light on the interpretation, management and understanding of sites of significance. This symposium explores local and international perspectives on memory and significant sites and culminates in an examination of the National Museum of Australia site.
Spirited exhibition lecture series
This series, associated with the Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story exhibition that is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 11 September 2014 to 9 March 2015, offers insights into the stories behind the exhibition.
Understanding and Representing Trauma conversation
Vaka Moana series
Events held at the National Museum of Australia in conjunction with the Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition, which traced the dramatic story of human settlement of the Pacific Islands.
Weekend of Ideas
Weekend of Ideas is an annual event staged by Manning Clark House. In 2010 the theme was ‘Fair suck of the sauce bottle: A celebration of Australian language’ and the event was hosted by the National Museum.