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September 2012

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Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 7 September 2012, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Museum continues its art workshops for adults with a disability. These regular workshops explore the exhibitions and themes in the Museum with art and creative crafts and are facilitated by artist Ali Aedy. 

Your own animal totem

Draw inspiration from the Menagerie exhibition to create your own personal animal totems.

Cost: Adults (16 years and over) $20, $10 Friends
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Meet at the Information Desk

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired you can call the Museum through the National Relay Service: TTY 1800 555 677; Speak and Listen 1800 555 727; Internet relay and please request 1800 026 132.

View more information about our access programs

Friends of the Museum lounge.

Twilight drinks with Friends: Lakeside in the Lounge

Thursday 13 September 2012, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Friends are hosting twilight drinks on Thursday afternoons in September for their members to celebrate their new lounge on the lakefront. Meet other members old and new.

As the lounge accommodates 50 people, it is essential to book by phone
(02) 6208 5048 during business hours.

A colour photo of two women with a young boy holding a drum

Music at the Museum: access program (BOOKED OUT)

Monday 17 September 2012, 10:00am to 11:30am

The Museum continues its popular music workshops for people with disabilities. Facilitated by music therapist Julie Wright.

Come and join in the fun and explore what the Museum has to offer through music and movement.

For preschool children (0 to 5 years) with their families
These workshops are designed for all preschoolers with or without a disability.

Free
Booked out
Meet at the Information Desk

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired you can call the Museum through the National Relay Service: TTY 1800 555 677; Speak and Listen 1800 555 727; Internet relay and please request 1800 026 132.

View more information about our access programs

Ken Thaiday Snr. Photo: Dragi Markovic.

Film screening

Thursday 20 September 2012, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

The Sea, the Feather and the Dance Machine

Explore how Ken Thaiday Snr, one of Australia’s most respected and inventive Torres Strait Islander artists, constructs his complex mobilised headdresses, or ‘dance machines’, which are currently featured in the exhibition Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture and in the collections of major galleries and museums around the world.

Thaiday takes a contemporary approach to the Torres Strait tradition of headdress making. He designs complex systems of strings and pulleys to make his machines move in ingenious ways - opening the jaws of a shark or flapping the wings of a seabird - as part of the choreography of the dance.


Creative cowboy films

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

Creative cowboy films


Find out about the Menagerie exhibition
On show at the National Museum of Australia until 14 October 2012 

Friends of the Museum lounge.

Twilight drinks with Friends: Lakeside in the Lounge

Thursday 20 September 2012, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Friends are hosting twilight drinks on Thursday afternoons in September for their members to celebrate their new lounge on the lakefront. Meet other members old and new.

As the lounge accommodates 50 people, it is essential to book by phone
(02) 6208 5048 during business hours.

Landmark women: Pamille Berg

Friday 21 September 2012, 10:00am to 11:30am

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. Our speaker for September is Pamille Berg, Director of Pamille Berg Consulting Pty Ltd, Canberra.

Pamille Berg is one of Australia’s most experienced public art consultants. She has initiated and coordinated major public art programs in Australia and overseas for more than 30 years. Pamille has a broad background with a postgraduate education as an art historian and archaeologist in the United States of America and Italy. Her first major public art role was as the Architect’s Art and Craft Program Coordinator for Australia's $13 million Parliament House Art Program from 1982–88, with commissions involving more than 200 artists and craftspeople, most of whom had never had a public commission before.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.auor phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
PLEASE NOTE: change of location to the Mabo Room, AIATSIS building

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