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A History of the World in 100 Objects preview breakfast

Thursday 8 September 2016, 7:30am to 10:00am

Be the first to see A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum at a preview with curators from the National Museum and the British Museum.

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
Cost: $45, includes full breakfast overlooking Lake Burley Griffin Hall and exhibition.

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Canberra Wind Symphony: Spring Sprung!

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Doors open 6:45pm

To celebrate the arrival of spring, the 40-piece Canberra Wind Symphony presents an evening of music and fun at the National Museum of Australia as part of its 2016 beyondblue concert series. Conducted by Geoff Grey CSM. Enjoy great music, great views and great friends!

A cash bar will be available until 7.30pm and during the interval

Cost: $45 adult; $38 concession, Museum Friends full members and group bookings of 4+; $25 student; $10 under–12s 
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)

This Canberra Wind Symphony event is presented in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am
Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 30 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 30 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Big History lecture

Friday 30 September 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Dr David Baker from Macquarie University as he explores big history – from the big bang to modern times – the scope of history on an astronomical timescale.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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Afternoon play space

Friday 30 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Dawn and diaspora lecture

Sunday 2 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Professor Peter Bellwood and Associate Professor Tim Denham from the Australian National University as they discuss the rise of early humans and their migration out of Africa and around the world. 

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

 

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 7 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 7 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Friday 7 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Coffin of Shephenmayt, painted with a green face and hieroglyphs.
© Trustees of the British Museum.

Cradle of civilisation lecture

Friday 14 October 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Stephen Bourke from the University of Sydney and Dr Luis Siddall from the University of London and Macquarie University for an insight into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre 

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Head of Augustus
© Trustees of the British Museum

Rise of the empires lecture

Sunday 16 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Professor Elizabeth Minchin from the Australian National University, Dr Paul Donnelly from Sydney University Museums and Dr Lily Withycombe from the National Museum of Australia as they explore the stories behind some of the ancient objects on show in the exhibition.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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chess pieces
© Trustees of the British Museum

Object Club – the Lewis chessmen

Friday 28 October 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hear the remarkable story behind the Lewis chessmen, Dr Michael Pickering’s favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
Free
Friends Lounge

Night at the Museum: Origins

Friday 11 November 2016, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

What makes us human? Join us for fun after dark as we explore two million years of human history, inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. Over 18s only

Pre-sale tickets: $15 on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply), Friends full members free
Tickets at the door: $18, on sale from 6.15pm
Hall and galleries

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gold llama statue
© Trustees of the British Museum

Before the New World lecture

Sunday 13 November 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history? 

Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico) with Dr Claudia Haake from La Trobe University and Associate Professor John Minns from the Australian National University.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre 

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Iznik dish
© Trustees of the British Museum

Trading tales of the Silk Road lecture

Friday 18 November 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Dr Claudia Haake from La Trobe University and Associate Professor John Minns from the Australian National University as they discuss the archaeology of the land and take a look into the prehistoric origins of the Silk Road.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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