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Helping teachers to inspire learning

Museum education students learning at the National Museum
Object handling – museum education graduate students learning about learning

On occasion, we provide programs in which K–12 and pre-service teachers can:

  • learn about the Museum's education programs
  • experience some of the activities
  • discuss curriculum links
  • explore galleries
  • preview exhibitions

If you'd like to discuss a custom program, you are welcome to contact the Learning Services section.

One good way to keep up with programs we offer is to subscribe to our blog. See below for the latest posts related to professional learning.

From the Museum Education blog

The Beginning is the End

by Alex on 09 Apr 2015

By Jo Bach, Curator When The Home Front: Australia during the First World War opens, the exhibition team will sit back, take a deep breath, and move onto something else. For us, an exhibition opening marks the end of a project. Exhibitions are in development for a long time before they open to the public. [...]

The Home Front Teachers’ Event

by Amanda on 12 Mar 2015

Dear readers-who-can-make-it-to-Canberra-in-early-April, You are invited to a special teachers’ viewing of our new temporary exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War! Commemorating the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition looks at life on the home front and the pride, sorrow, passion, wonder and joy experienced by those far from the [...]

A spirited preview

by Cath on 03 Sep 2014

Readers are invited to a special preview of our next exhibition, 'Spirited: Australia's horse story'. If you will attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 9 September.

Engage and learn, on-site and online

by Cath on 16 Dec 2013

A briefing on favourable changes to the National Museum's website.

On logistics and creativity – family programs Part II

by Kellie on 10 Dec 2013

A background in logistics helps Kellie run a tight Discovery Space. Here she comments on the creative side of her work in coordinating our school holiday programs.