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Book cover: After the Ice

Time Traveller’s Book Club – After the Ice

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Museum Friends only

The Time Traveller’s Book Club takes a romp through history, led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum.

This month’s book is After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000–5000 BC, by Steven Mithen, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.

After the Ice takes the reader on a sweeping tour of 15,000 years of human history. Visit and observe communities and landscapes and  experience prehistoric life, from Aboriginal hunting parties in Tasmania to the corralling of wild sheep in the central Sahara.

This historical non-fiction book club meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Friends are encouraged to attend, even if they haven’t always read the book. Mike has compiled a reading list for the first 12 months and members are encouraged to make suggestions.

Cost: Friends full members free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite, or or (02) 6208 5021

Lewis chessmen exhibition talk

Thursday 27 October 2016, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Dr Michael Pickering from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the Lewis chessmen, his favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Free after exhibition entry
Booking essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

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chess pieces
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Object Club – the Lewis chessmen

Friday 28 October 2016, 10.00am – 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
Friends Lounge

AnthropoScene outdoor film screening

Friday 28 October 2016, 8.00pm – 10.30pm

Strictly 18+

Kick back and enjoy an evening of short futuristic films from across the globe, with the winner of the AnthropoScene film competition to be decided by audience participation on the night.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Garden of Australian Dreams 

Drinks and snacks on sale
BYO rugs, chairs, cushions 

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Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture

Part of the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: [Not] in My Backyard, in Canberra

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 30 October 2016, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

It's spring and the Museum Bar is back!

Join us for Sundaze on our Lakeside Deck with music from Room and Angus Dibden.

Food and drink available for purchase

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It’s also a chance to check out A History of the World in 100 Objects, with extended Sunday opening hours. Buy your exhibition ticket

Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

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