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Conserving fire-damaged photos
A world expert on photo conservation will talk about preserving family photos  especially those damaged by fire  at the National Museum next Wednesday evening.

Spiritual Rover on show for NAIDOC Week
Gough Whitlam and Evonne Goolagong Cawley will add their handprints to an historic Land Rover painted with indigenous symbols, at the National Museum of Australia's NAIDOC Week launch next Monday.

Rare Traders in the flesh for Fair Day
Seven of the talented artisans featured in the new Rare Trades exhibition are demonstrating in the flesh at a special National Museum of Australia Fair Day this Sunday, 6 July.

Blokes rare quest to find problem solvers
He's a bloke who travels across Australia seeking people who work in rare trades, build beaut barbies and have sheds akin to shrines.

Teens take on Greens leader
Greens leader Senator Bob Brown will be quizzed tomorrow by three senior high school students in a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia.

National Museum Voices win popular vote
An ambitious series of educational materials aimed at bringing history alive for students was judged best book series for primary schools, in the Excellence in Educational Publishing 2003 Awards announced today in Sydney.

Aussie and US teenagers take on the PM
Prime Minister John Howard will be quizzed by both American and Australian high school students this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia, in a link between Canberra and the Washington's Smithsonian Institute.

Rare Trades revealed in new exhibition
The enduring need for people to make things with their hands is explored in Rare Trades, a major new exhibition travelling Australia and opening at the National Museum in Canberra next Friday, 6 June.

Australian stories enlisted for Eternity
Bionic ear developer Professor Graeme Clark, speed skater Steven Bradbury and former Young Australian of the Year Tan Le will launch their own personal stories in a huge changeover of the National Museum's popular Eternity gallery on Thursday.

Students quiz Nelson about their future Tuesday
An aspiring journalism student concerned about the implications of proposed education reforms will take Education Minister Brendan Nelson to task at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday.

Friends reveal treasures on Museums Day
The Friends of the National Museum of Australia are inviting Canberrans to bring in their treasures for a free assessment to celebrate International Museums Day this Sunday.

Teenagers to quiz Defence Minister
Australia's role in the Iraq conflict will be on the agenda when Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill faces questions from a national panel of students this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia.

Revealing Australia's archaeological record
Australians are being encouraged to broaden their understanding of the nation's unique archaeological heritage during the inaugural National Archaeology Week, with a program of events across the country starting this Saturday.

Museum digs in for Archaeology Week
The archaeology of the Gallipoli battlefields, ancient Iraq, Arnhem Land and even Acton Peninsula in Canberra will be examined during National Archaeology Week at the National Museum of Australia.

Remains welcomed home to South Australia
The remains of some 300 Aboriginal people will be Welcomed Back to Country in a ceremony at Camp Coorong on Thursday, after Ngarrindjeri elders collected the remains from the National Museum of Australia today.

Largest return of Aboriginal remains
The remains of some 300 Aboriginal people, robbed from their graves a century ago, will be returned to the Ngarrindjeri people of the lower Murray Lakes and Coorong area in South Australia by the National Museum of Australia next Monday in what is the nation's largest repatriation of ancestral remains.

Canberra bushfires book launch at Museum
A book which documents the stories and images of the ACT's devastating January bushfires contributed by those who lived through the capital's greatest disaster will be launched at the National Museum next week.

National Museum's new branding campaign
The National Museum of Australia is inviting Australians to "Discover why we are like we are" in a major new branding campaign to be launched next month.

Anzac pilgrims plot Australia's social history
Are you one of the thousands of Australians who has made the pilgrimage to join Anzac Day services at Gallipoli?

Museum talkback goes international
Students from the United States will join Australian students in questioning Prime Minister John Howard about the Iraq conflict and other issues next month through a TV hookup between the National Museum and the Smithsonian Institution a new twist in this year's series of Talkback Classroom.

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