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Musical garden

Sunday 20 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Monday 21 April 2014, 9:00am to 9:00am

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 9:00am to 9:00am

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Gurrumul

Gurrumul at the Museum - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an unforgettable night with Gurrumul Yunupingu, the multi ARIA award–winning musician from north-east Arnhem Land. Performing with Gurrumul at the Museum will be two contemporary acts, Freshwater and Dewayne Everettsmith.

SOLD OUT

Doors open at 6pm for FREE entry into our breathtaking exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists.
Cash bar. Concert starts at 7pm.
Note there is non-allocated seating at the event.

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Musical garden

Thursday 24 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Thursday 24 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Friday 25 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Saturday 26 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Sunday 27 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Creation station

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

Access program (preschoolers)

Fun and exciting workshops combining art and music for preschoolers with or without a disability.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Art workshop: Make an impression

Friday 2 May 2014, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Access program (adults)

Come, see and touch some of the many textures found in the Museum. Learn about the engraved convict love tokens in the Museum and make your own impression to take home.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

A colour photo of a man and a young boy.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

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

Creation station

Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

Access program (preschoolers)

Fun and exciting workshops combining art and music for preschoolers with or without a disability.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Landmark women

Friday 16 May 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Now in its ninth year this popular program features prominent women who live and work in Canberra, talking about their lives, work and passions.

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 full 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

CANCELLED - Crossing Roper Bar: Dance workshops

Friday 23 May 2014, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Crossing Roper Bar is a musical collaboration between the Young Wägilak Group from Ngukurr in Arnhem Land and the Melbourne-based Australian Art Orchestra. The performance on 30 May explores culture, ceremony and the many intersections that occur between both groups.

Please note that the dance workshops by the Young Wägilak Group have been cancelled.

 

Crossing Roper Bar: Concert

Friday 30 May 2014, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Crossing Roper Bar is a musical collaboration between the Young Wägilak Group from Ngukurr in Arnhem Land and the Melbourne-based Australian Art Orchestra featuring distinguished Australian pianist and composer, Paul Grabowsky.  The performance explores culture, ceremony and the many intersections that occur between both groups.

Doors open at 6pm for a free one-hour viewing of the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition.

The concert commences at 7pm.  There is non-allocated seating at the event.
Light refreshments available for purchase between 6 and 7pm.

Cost:  $40, $30 Museum Friends (Full Membership holders only), $35 concession

Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite

Art workshop: Dream Museum

Friday 6 June 2014, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Access program (adults)

Design your own Museum! What would you have in it? Be inspired by our Garden of Australian Dreams and join a team to create a museum of the future.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

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