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Basketry helmet exhibition talk

Thursday 1 December 2016, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Nicki Smith from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the basketry helmet from Hawaii, her 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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Christmas shopping

Friends Christmas shopping

Friday 2 December 2016, 10.00am – 7.00pm

Exclusive 30% discount* and after hours access at our Museum Shop for Museum Friends.  Join Friends

Get a stress-free head start on your Christmas shopping Enjoy complimentary coffee and cake before 4.30pm or a glass of bubbly after!

To make sure we have plenty of stock and refreshments available, please let us know roughly what time you are planning on visiting. We won't hold you to it if your plans change!

*Discount in store only; excludes A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition shop.

Free, includes refreshments
Register your interest: Eventbrite

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 4 December 2016, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.

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All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

Australian Basket
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Australian Aboriginal basket exhibition talk

Thursday 8 December 2016, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Andy Greenslade from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the Australian Aboriginal basket, her 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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wifi-chip

Wires, wi-fi and the way of the future lecture

Friday 9 December 2016, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join CSIRO scientists Dr John O’Sullivan and Dr Terence Percival as they discuss the creation of wi-fi and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $15 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 11 December 2016, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

More on the Enterprise

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

‘Lunula’ exhibition talk

Sunday 11 December 2016, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Carol Cooper from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the lunula from Ireland, her 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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Olduvai stone tools exhibition talk

Thursday 15 December 2016, 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Join Stephen Munro from the National Museum of Australia for a pop-up talk on the Olduvai stone tools from Tanzania, his favourite objects 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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Culture Shop

Thursday 15 December 2016, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Experience a night of shopping with a twist!

Get 20% off purchases from the Museum Shop (no rainchecks and no further discounts apply).

Back by popular demand ...

Enjoy our summer style workshop featuring fashion and beauty stylist Trish Murray with this season’s clothing and accessories from the Museum Shop.

The Museum Bar will be open with a cash bar and delicious food from Broadbean Catering, and the ‘Maestro of Mix’ DJ Jungle Jerry providing the beats.

Free entry. Doors open from 5.45pm
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Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 17 December 2016, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the Museum.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: email bookings@nma.gov.au, phone 02 6208 5021
Friends Lounge

Paddle steamer on Lake Burley Griffin. National Museum of Australia in the background

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 17 December 2016, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin outside the National Museum of Australia. The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and is maintained by a volunteer crew.  

More on the Enterprise

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre
Subject to crew availability and weather

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Handling objects: End-of-year festivities

Monday 19 December 2016, 10.00am – 11.30am

What rituals and festivals happen around the world during the merry month of December? Join us for a friendly cross-cultural exchange and ‘sense-sational’ exploration using our tastebuds. Facilitated by Beaux Guarini.

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

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