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April 2014

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A colour photograph of a woman and a young girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

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

Museum Friends program

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

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).
Friends Lounge

Old Masters lecture series

Thursday 3 April 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Howard Morphy: Meaning in Yolŋu bark paintings

Celebrating our Old Masters exhibition, this lecture series ventures into the world of Australian bark painting. It aims to explore the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating cultural art form. Hosted by Genevieve Jacobs from 666 ABC Canberra.

Museum Friends can join Howard Morphy in the Friends Lounge for a FREE light lunch following the lecture at 1.30pm.

Free
Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

Lecture series supported by

666 ABC Canberra

New Members' Welcome Tour

Friday 4 April 2014, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided Highlights tour of the Museum's galleries.

Free
Limited numbers
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).

Art workshop: Playing with light

Friday 4 April 2014, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Access program (adults)

Come and explore the light and shadows in the Museum and create an artwork using tracing techniques.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Landmark women: Kaarin Anstey

Friday 11 April 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Our popular program celebrating the lives of prominent women living and working in Canberra. This month we welcome Kaarin Anstey, an Australian National University Public Policy Fellow, Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing Health and Wellbeing, and the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre. Her research interests include cognitive epidemiology, chronic disease and mental health, prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, mental wellbeing, and the impact of cognitive decline on productive ageing.

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

Musical garden

Monday 14 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

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

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Tuesday 15 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

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

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Wednesday 16 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

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

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Thursday 17 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

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

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Friday 18 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Saturday 19 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Sunday 20 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Monday 21 April 2014, 9:00am to 9:00am

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 9:00am to 9:00am

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Gurrumul

Gurrumul at the Museum - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an unforgettable night with Gurrumul Yunupingu, the multi ARIA award–winning musician from north-east Arnhem Land. Performing with Gurrumul at the Museum will be two contemporary acts, Freshwater and Dewayne Everettsmith.

SOLD OUT

Doors open at 6pm for FREE entry into our breathtaking exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists.
Cash bar. Concert starts at 7pm.
Note there is non-allocated seating at the event.

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Musical garden

Thursday 24 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Discovery Space: Museum maestros

Thursday 24 April 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery. Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

14–17 and 22–24 April, 10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden

Friday 25 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Saturday 26 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Musical garden

Sunday 27 April 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity. These instruments have been created using everyday and recycled objects. Try playing our UFOnium for an amazing other-worldy sound, or ring our metal sprinkler bells.

Free

Creation station

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

Access program (preschoolers)

Fun and exciting workshops combining art and music for preschoolers with or without a disability.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

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