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2005

Student interviewers to quiz Tony Abbott
08/08/2005
The Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, will face questions on mental health and abortion from three secondary school students in a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

National science film fest launched in Canberra
27/07/2005
The Scinema Festival of Science film will be launched at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow, before screening start in 39 cities across Australia next week.

Desert landscapes make beautiful music
06/07/2005
A range of musicians, from classical to country, will speak about how desert landscapes have inspired composers, lyricists and performers during a free forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Sunday.

Short film festival to celebrate NAIDOC Week
30/06/2005
An indigenous short film festival highlights celebrations during NAIDOC Week at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this year.

Northern NSW communities in the picture
28/06/2005
A collection of striking images from three leading Australian photographers exploring the distinctive cultural and social diversity of communities in the north west of New South Wales opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this week.

Historic allure of Birdsville Track explored
21/06/2005
An exhibition featuring the previously unseen works of a young English artist who travelled the Birdsville Track more than 50 years ago opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Thursday, 23 June.

Students query kids' rights in court
14/06/2005
Three high school students will question Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Diana Bryant about the rights of children in custody and other court decisions at a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Thursday.

Latham's demise people's cartoon choice
09/06/2005
Canberra visitors to the National Museum of Australia's exhibition of the best political cartoons of 2004, Behind the Lines, have a strong preference for those featuring the fall of Mark Latham.

Pictures reveal the faces of Bougainville
06/06/2005
A striking photographic essay which features the faces of Bougainvilleans - young and old - opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra next week.

Desert survival stories on Environment Day
02/06/2005
Birdsville Track mailman Tom Kruse will join Tanami Desert trekker Kieran Kelly and four-wheel-drive expert Allan Whiting for a discussion on desert survival at the National Museum of Australia this Sunday.

Students turn tables on Andrew Denton
30/05/2005
Three high school students from around Australia will put ABC TV interviewer Andrew Denton in the interviewee's hot seat in a Talkback Classroom forum to take place at Abbotsleigh School in Sydney on Wednesday.

Bryce Courtenay is unable to attend launch
30/05/2005
Author Bryce Courtenay is unable to attend tomorrow's launch of Hans Christian Andersen 2005. The exhibition will be opened by Danish consul-general Mr Jorgen Mollegaard.

Hans Christian Andersen continues to captivate
27/05/2005
Australian author Bryce Courtenay will delight Canberra students with tales about master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen at the opening of a commemorative exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra next Tuesday.

Student worker quizzes Kevin Andrews
23/05/2005
Three high school students will grill Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Kevin Andrews about the impact of individual workplace agreements in a Talkback Classroom interview at Parliament House on Wednesday.

Concert features historic stringed instruments
19/05/2005
Music from instruments crafted by world-famous Australian violinmaker Arthur Edward Smith will flow through the Hall at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Sunday.

Miss Australia crown helps chart history
16/05/2005
The crown awarded to three decades of Miss Australia Quest winners will be presented to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Wednesday by the Miss Australia Company.

Aussie and NZ teens quiz Helen Clark
09/05/2005
High school students on both sides of the Tasman will question New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark about issues that unite and divide our two countries in the first Talkback Classroom forum to visit New Zealand, on Wednesday.

Desert people and places inspire writers
05/05/2005
Authors Robyn Davidson and Barry Hill will speak about drawing inspiration from desert people and places during a free forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Sunday.

Aussie and US teens quiz US congressman
26/04/2005
An international student panel will quiz US congressman Xavier Becerra about cultural diversity in a Talkback Classroom forum tomorrow.

Canberra cook wins Anzac biscuits bash
24/04/2005
ACT CWA member Patricia Nossal took top honours in the national Anzac biscuit bash at the National Museum of Australia this afternoon.

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