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A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 6 May 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

The making of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War

Thursday 7 May 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This free lecture is the first in a series that reveals behind-the-scenes insights into the stories of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War. Curators Joanne Bach and Jono Lineen share how the team at the National Museum of Australia developed this exhibition.


Free
Bookings are essential. Please use the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Paddle Steamer Enterprise on the water

PS Enterprise: Public inspection

Saturday 9 May 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Paddle Steamer Enterprise is the Museum’s oldest working exhibit and is moored on Lake Burley Griffin. Come and see this beautifully restored boat. Listen to stories, as told by the volunteer crew, of a bygone era.

Subject to crew availability and weather permitting.

More on the PS Enterprise

Free

Mother's Day brunch or lunch

Sunday 10 May 2015, 9:00am to 2:30pm

The Museum Cafe is taking bookings over Mother’s Day weekend, so reserve your table for brunch or lunch and enjoy stunning lakeside views, free parking and a delectable menu from Broadbean Catering.

Mother's Day brunch or lunch available 9am – 2.30pm.

Bookings by phone (02) 6208 5179
Open 9am – 4.45pm daily.

View more information on Mother's Day at the Museum

'In the Shadow of Ebola' film screening and Q&A (18+)

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Australian exclusive

In the Shadow of Ebola (2015, 27 min) is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the recent Ebola outbreak. Caught in an invisible war that is painfully reminiscent of the chaos and confusion experienced during Liberia’s 14-year civil war, a family and the Liberian people find the compassion and inner resolve to combat the virus’s spread.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with the film’s director, Gregg Mitman, chaired by Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.

Free; viewer discretion advised (18+)
Bookings essential and available through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

For comments on the film visit the Australian National University's Centre for Environmental History website

Amanda Whitley

Landmark women: Amanda Whitley

Friday 15 May 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Our guest speaker for May is Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends 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

New members welcome tour

Saturday 16 May 2015, 10:00am to 11:30am

Museum Friends program

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

Free for Museum Friends
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet in the Friends Lounge

International Museum Day

Monday 18 May 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

The National Museum is celebrating International Museum Day with music and fun art activities inspired by our new exhibition, The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

Make your own drum and join our World War I orchestra! You can also design your own postcard to send to a friend or family member.

Free
Email accessprograms@nma.gov.au to book or for more information.
Main Hall

TEDxCanberra 2014
Photo: Michael Monck.

TEDxCanberra presents ‘Momentum: TED Women 2015’

Saturday 30 May 2015, 9:30am to 11:30am

TEDxCanberra presents a pre-recorded conference exploring bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work. From the young scientist revealing a breakthrough discovery to the activist who methodically transformed how the world thinks about women, the veteran CEO whose trade secrets turn organisations around and the athlete whose extraordinary comeback shocked the world.

Free
Register online through TEDxCanberra
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia


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