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TEDxCanberra 2014
Photo: Michael Monck.

TEDxCanberra presents ‘Momentum: TED Women 2015’

Saturday 30 May 2015, 9:30am to 11:30am

TEDxCanberra presents a pre-recorded conference exploring bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work. From the young scientist revealing a breakthrough discovery to the activist who methodically transformed how the world thinks about women, the veteran CEO whose trade secrets turn organisations around and the athlete whose extraordinary comeback shocked the world.

Free
Register online through TEDxCanberra
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia


A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 3 June 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

A publicity poster for 'The Water Diviner' featuring a picture of the actor Russell Crowe.
Courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment.

The Home Front lecture series

Thursday 11 June 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Water Diviner: screen to page

Join authors Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios and Andrew Anastasios as they discuss the making of the 2014 film The Water Diviner (M, 111 min). The film tells the story of an Australian man (played by Russell Crowe) who travels to Turkey to locate his three sons who went missing during the Gallipoli campaign.

Find out how this story, inspired by firsthand accounts, diaries and official records of First World War soldiers and their families, was adapted into a novel and screenplay. Join us after the lecture for a screening of the film at 1.40pm.

Free
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

The Home Front exhibition is now showing at the National Museum of Australia.

Marion Le
Marion Le AM

Landmark women: Marion Le AM

Friday 19 June 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Our guest speaker for June is human rights advocate Marion Le AM, a lawyer who has won numerous awards for her work with migrants and refugees.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 1 July 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

Warren Williams
Warren H Williams

NAIDOC Week Festival Day

Sunday 5 July 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come celebrate NAIDOC day at the National Museum of Australia with a variety of craft, installations, tours, film, entertainment, exhibitions and activities for the whole family. Special guest appearance by much loved Indigenous identity and performer Warren H Williams.

Free
No booking necessary

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 6 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 9 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 10 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 13 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Matthew Higgins in the high country.
Matthew Higgins

Ainslie to Kossie: Window on a wonder wander

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Matthew Higgins, Canberra historian, author, photographer, documentary maker and cross-country skier as he takes you on a journey of discovery through the high country.

Free
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 16 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 17 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Discovery Kspace

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into robots that travel through history encountering important moments from the past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Landmark women

Friday 17 July 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Night at the Museum: Mystery

Night at the Museum: Mystery

Friday 31 July 2015, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

How do you deal with the unexplained, the strange and perplexing? How can you find out what really happened? What if questions remain? Things aren’t always what they seem after dark at the Museum. Come and experience a night of mystery, art, DJs, bars, talks and the unexpected.

Wear a mask. Be intrigued. Share a secret. Find the truth.

Over-18s only
Cost: $10. Free entry for Museum Friends Full Members.
Tickets available online through the Eventbrite website

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

A black and white photo of spectators at the 1917 conscription referendum campaign in Collins Street, Melbourne.

Life on the Home Front: Symposium

Friday 7 August 2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Join eminent speakers as they discuss the Australian home front experience during the First World War. Explore people's choices, opportunities and challenges in a time of heightened emotions. Were people united or divided? Were there pressures on people to raise money for the war, and on opponents of the war to keep quiet? What was the response to internment camps? What happened to families when soldiers came home?

Cost:$40; $35 Concession/Friends (Lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website

The Home Front exhibition is now showing at the National Museum of Australia.

Pictured right: 1917 conscription referendum campaign, Melbourne. Australian War Memorial, J000336.

Landmark women

Friday 21 August 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

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