Time Traveller’s Book Club – After the IceTuesday 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.
Lewis chessmen exhibition talkThursday 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)
Object Club – the Lewis chessmenFriday 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
AnthropoScene outdoor film screeningFriday 28 October 2016, 8.00pm – 10.30pm
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
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 BarSunday 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
Free entry to our Lakeside Deck