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SOLD OUT – Radio National panel discussion: 1967 referendum

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

This year marks 50 years since the 1967 referendum and the ‘yes’ vote in support of removing two references in the constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Join Paul Barclay from ABC RN Big Ideas and a panel of acclaimed guests to discuss this landmark event – which was preceded by ten years of civil rights campaigning – and ask the question ‘has change truly come, or is it coming still?’

This event is part of Defining Moments in Australian History.

SOLD OUT
All ages
Visions Theatre

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Black and white photo of a man drawing on the pavement with chalk
Arthur Stace.
Photo: Trevor Dallen, Fairfax Photos

Object Club: Eternity gallery

Friday 26 May 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

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

Join senior curator Dr Sophie Jensen as we say goodbye to the Eternity gallery. Revisit the original concept for the gallery and the stories it has told over the past 16 years.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Man in a purple body suit, yellow cape and wig with an exaggerated hair style

No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

Sunday 28 May 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start (79 min, PG)

SuperDeafy must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love and inspire a young deaf boy to believe in himself.

This movie follows the evolution of an unusual superhero and role model with a worldwide following.

No Ordinary Hero is the first commercial feature film to be produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director.

This heart-warming family film provides a unique opportunity to experience the world from a deaf person’s perspective.

The film is open captioned. Screening in partnership with The Deaf Society.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 child
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply) 
Visions Theatre

Book cover for The Second World War

Time Traveller’s Book Club: Second World War

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Take a romp through history, led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum.

This month’s book is The Second World War, by Antony Beevor, Orion Publishing, 2014.

Beevor provides a grand sweep of this 20th century conflict, while also focusing on the local dimensions of the unfolding tragedy. The fate of ordinary soldiers and civilisations also informs the narrative.

Free
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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SOLD OUT – Le Ride film screening

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

SOLD OUT
2016, rated PG

Follow Phil Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France.

This was the first year an Australasian team competed in the gruelling event. Includes introduction by Australian rider Stephen Hodge and Freewheeling exhibition curator Daniel Oakman. Presented by Demand Films.

Cost: $20 (plus booking fee)
More: Demand Film
Dendy Canberra

More on our Freewheeling exhibition

Two people cycling on a dirt road leading across a vast plain
Image: Scott Donald Mitchell

Thereabouts 11am film screening

Sunday 4 June 2017, 11.00am – 1.00pm

2014, rated M

Join brothers Angus and Lachlan Morton as they cycle the 2500-kilometre journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in 12 days. Throwing away the conventions of road cycling, the training bible, the diet and the equipment, the brothers end up in places way off the beaten track.

Thereabouts is a story about pushing yourself, not for victory but just because you can.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

More on our Freewheeling exhibition

Two people cycling on a dirt road leading across a vast plain
Image: Scott Donald Mitchell

BOOKED OUT – Thereabouts 1.30pm film screening

Sunday 4 June 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Book on Eventbrite for 11am 4 June screening

Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start
2014, rated M

Join brothers Angus and Lachlan Morton as they cycle the 2500-kilometre journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in 12 days. Throwing away the conventions of road cycling, the training bible, the diet and the equipment, the brothers end up in places way off the beaten track.

Thereabouts is a story about pushing yourself, not for victory but just because you can.

Free
Visions Theatre

More on our Freewheeling exhibition

Sensory objects: Blood, sweat and gears

Monday 19 June 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Sensory objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Discover cycling’s contribution to Australian life, from its role in the emancipation of women to cultivating a national sporting identity.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Bunyip Room

Book cover for The Isles

Time Traveller’s Book Club: The Isles

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Take a romp through history, led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum.

This month’s book is The Isles: A History, by Norman Davies, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Davies delivers a big-picture history of the British Isles in this concise, easy to read and entertaining book. Britain and Ireland are viewed not so much as isolated islands, but as an intrinsic part of Europe.

Free
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Photo of map of Tasmania

Object Club: Characters of Hobart

Friday 30 June 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

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

Join curator Catriona Donnelly to discuss the characters of Hobart revealed through the James Sprent and Dudley Fereday collections.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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NAIDOC Week – Traditional weaving workshop

Saturday 8 July 2017, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan shares her knowledge to help create your own weaving inspired by the designs of the Kalkadoon people of north-west Queensland.

This hands-on workshop empowers participants through a sense of connection and the opportunity to learn an age-old skill.

National Museum of Australia
Free
Bookings not required

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Sensory objects: A taste of East meets West

Monday 17 July 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Handling objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Discover how the gold rush brought Chinese market gardens to rural Australia, then delve into the ways new produce and flavours have changed our palate forever.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Bunyip Room

Sensory objects: Pleasures of play

Monday 21 August 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Handling objects is a participatory, sensory workshop held on the third Monday of every month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Rediscover the joy of play, as we delve into our inspirational collections of toys, games and fun objects to unleash your imagination.

Cost: $10, includes morning tea
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

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