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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 Essentials members; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.

Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website, 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: $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

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

Vic McEwan, artist in residence

Talking Art with Vic McEwan

Sunday 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.

Free
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website.

Landmark women: Robyn Hendry

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. 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.

Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website, by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).

Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

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