Upcoming events and programs
Night at the Museum: MysteryFriday 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.
Cost: $10. Free entry for Museum Friends Full Members.
More information including ticket details
Get messy with Grandma or GrandpaWednesday 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 Essentials members; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Life on the Home Front: SymposiumFriday 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: $15 general entry; $10 concession; free for Museum Friends Full Members (lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website
More information is available on The Home Front exhibition website
Talking Art with Vic McEwanSunday 9 August 2015, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Monster Kitchen & Bar, Hotel Hotel
What creative possibilities emerge when a contemporary artist is embedded in a social history museum?
Leading interdisciplinary artist and Artistic Director of The Cad Factory, Vic McEwan is spending 2015 at the National Museum of Australia working in close collaboration with curator George Main.
Hear Vic and George discuss how their common interest in objects and place have inspired this collaboration.
This artist-in-residence program is a collaborative partnership with Hotel Hotel.
Landmark women: Robyn HendryFriday 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. Our guest speaker for August is Robyn Hendry, CEO of the Canberra Business Chamber.
Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials members; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge