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Lenie Namitjira working on a painting.

SOLD OUT: Painting country: Watercolour masterclass

Saturday 4 March 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Join watercolourists Lenie Namatjira and Gloria Pannka, granddaughters of acclaimed artist Albert Namatjira, and Hermannsburg potter and emerging watercolourist Clara Inkamala for a traditional landscape watercolour painting masterclass.

This is a unique opportunity to paint alongside these artists from the Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre. We encourage participants to invite a guest from a different generation to share in this wonderful experience, just as Albert taught his grandchildren.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

All workshop materials provided
Main Hall

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Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 4 March 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

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Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 5 March 2017, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.

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Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 12 March 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

More on the Enterprise

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 12 March 2017, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.

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Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

Josephine Flood lecture: The cultural riches of ancient south-east Australia

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Archaeologist and author Josephine Flood reflects on her investigations into the south-eastern highlands of Australia, from Cloggs Cave to Birrigai and Bogong Cave.

She reveals how recent advances in dating technology have significantly pushed back the dates for human occupation of key sites in the region, to more than 30,000 years for Cloggs Cave and 25,000 years for Birrigai Shelter.

Josephine will also discuss her work with the Museum in preparing a new exhibit on moth-hunting in the Australian Alps, which will feature a 1000-year-old stone pestle used for grinding moths, excavated from Bogong Cave in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

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 galleries.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

CANCELLED - Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 18 March 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

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PLEASE NOTE THAT 18TH MARCH EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Museum Skyfire Bar 2015

Skyfire cocktail party

Saturday 18 March 2017, 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Celebrate Skyfire 2017 in style with a cocktail party and full VIP hospitality at the Museum Bar!

Enjoy the fireworks from one of the best lakeside views in town, accompanied by the Hit 104.7 radio broadcast.

Over 18s only
Cost: $120, includes entertainment, delicious canapes and a premium drinks package
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

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Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 19 March 2017, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.

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Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

Colour photo of truck bonnet

Object Club: The Bedford truck

Friday 24 March 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 Brenda Croft at the Museum’s storage facility in Mitchell for a special look at the Bedford truck that has become synonymous with the struggle for Indigenous rights.

Activist Brian Manning used the truck to deliver supplies and correspondence to the Aboriginal stockmen, domestic workers and families who had walked off Wave Hill station in the Northern Territory in 1966 to protest against unfair wages.

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Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 26 March 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

More on the Enterprise

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Sunday 26 March 2017, 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Join us for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks.

More on Sundaze at the Museum Bar

Free entry to our Lakeside Deck

Book cover for 'The Lamb Enters the Dreaming'

Time Traveller’s Book Club: The Lamb Enters the Dreaming

Tuesday 28 March 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 Lamb Enters the Dreaming: Nathanael Pepper and the Ruptured World, by Robert Kenny, Scribe, 2007.

The book, which won the 2008 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History, traces the life of Nathanael Pepper of the Wotjobaluk people of the Wimmera in Victoria. It examines the collision of cultures that accompanied the advance of  pastoralists and Christian missionaries into the region, offering new insights into how European and Indigenous people perceived each other.

Free
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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