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November 2014

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Art at the Museum: Message for a moment

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Access program (adults)

What message do you have for the world? Inspired by Arthur Stace and his famous 'Eternity' message, we will use chalk and stencils to produce fleeting sidewalk art at the Museum.

Cost: $10 per person, $5 Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Andrew McEwin

Capital wine tasting

Thursday 6 November 2014, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Museum Friends program, over-18s only

Enjoy a sample of the region’s premier wines with Capital Wines. The Museum Friends together with Capital Wines is hosting a wine tasting evening at the National Museum of Australia.

Come along with your friends to sample a fine selection from Capital Wines while relaxing in the Museum’s lobby lounge. Enjoy light refreshments and chat with Capital Wines’ vigneron Andrew McEwin about the making and drinking of his fine cool-climate wines.   

Cost: Free for Museum Friends, $10 guests and non-members.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Over-18s only
Museum Lobby Lounge in the Administration Building

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Spirited exclusive dinner

Thursday 13 November 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a special after-hours viewing of our Spirited exhibition, curator-led talks with Dr Martha Sear and Dr Nicole McLennan, shopping in the exhibition shop PLUS a three-course dinner and glass of wine in our waterfront cafe. Cash bar also available. Museum Friends receive a FREE Spirited souvenir book.

Tickets are $75 each plus fees and charges.

Purchase your tickets and pre-order your meal online through the Eventbrite website

The Museum Cafe

View the program and dinner menu

Spirited lecture series

Friday 14 November 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Professor Paul McGreevy - Equitation science: understanding how horses think and learn

This free lecture series offers insights into the stories behind the exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story.

Free
Book online through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Creation station

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

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

Cost: $5 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Landmark women: Michelle Hetherington

Friday 21 November 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Michelle Hetherington is a Senior Curator in the Australian Society and History program at the National Museum of Australia. Michelle has researched and developed a number of major exhibitions for both the National Library and the National Museum and joins Landmark women to discuss her life and her career as a curator.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials, $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

Spirited: curator tour

Monday 24 November 2014, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Museum Friends program

Join a special curator-led tour of the Spirited exhibition with a curator, followed by light refreshments in the Friends Lounge.

Cost: $10 full members, $15 essentials members. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

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