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A cropped colour photograph of a man and a young boy particpating in a craft activity.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 2 July 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Cost: $10 family, $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

NAIDOC on the Peninsula

Sunday 6 July 2014, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come and enjoy our NAIDOC on the Peninsula festival as we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in conjunction with our neighbours at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Inspired by our exhibitions On Country and Old Masters and our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag | Meta | Aus, the festival will feature live music, dance, films and tours, as well as art and craft activities.

View more details for NAIDOC on the Peninsula

Free

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Monday 7 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Tuesday 8 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape. 

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Wednesday 9 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Thursday 10 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Friday 11 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

A Rene Dalgleish figure

A Spirited Brunch

Sunday 13 July 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

In collaboration with Canberra Women in Racing, the National Museum of Australia is hosting this exclusive morning celebration filled with horsey fun, fabulous food and fancy hats!  This is a fundraising event to support the Museum's upcoming exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story, opening September 2014.

Dress up in your trackside fashion, (hats a must!), and bring your friends to this elegant buffet brunch. Enter the 'best dressed' competition, gamble on historic horse races and share your passion for horses and horse racing with friends – old and new.

Price: $60. Ticket price includes elegant buffet brunch, sparking wine, juice, tea, coffee and petit fours.  All ticket holders will go in the draw for a sumptuous Museum Shop hamper (valued at $450).
Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite or phone 6208 5048.
RSVP by 8 July
Dress: Trackside fashion
Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia

Enjoy yourself and help the National Museum save our horse history and share our horse stories.

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Monday 14 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Tuesday 15 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Thursday 17 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Discovery Space: Discovery Island

Friday 18 July 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Discovery Space provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to participate in hands-on activities that connect to our galleries and exhibitions.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life. Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Landmark women: Susie Beaver

Friday 18 July 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Susie Beaver has worked in the arts with various community organisations across the country. Susie and her husband, Martin, run Beaver Galleries, Canberra's largest commercial gallery, tirelessly promoting contemporary Australian artists. Come and join our popular program celebrating the lives of prominent women living and working in Canberra.

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

'Coming of the Light', 2006, linocut print by Sedey Stephen, Erub (Darnley Island), ink on paper. National Museum of Australia.

Lag | Meta | Aus curator talk

Thursday 24 July 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Friends are cordially invited to hear curator Jono Lineen's exclusive talk on the new Lag | Meta | Aus exhibition, followed by light refreshments in the Friends Lounge. This exhibition features artworks, objects and stories that reflect the Torres Strait's history and culture from the mythological past to the present.

Cost: Free full members only. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

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