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November 2012

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ASA International Scholars Series: Dr John Wreglesworth

Thursday 1 November 2012, 2:45pm to 4:55pm

Hosted in conjunction with Friends of the National Museum, Dr John Wreglesworth is an independent scholar who has led tours for Australians Studying Abroad since 1998. After an honours degree in History, and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Manchester University, he took a doctorate in medieval history at Leeds University. For many years John has had an abiding love affair with Spain, Portugal and their former overseas territories in the Americas, and he makes regular visits to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.

Lecture 1. Peru: More than Machu Picchu, 2.45-3.45pm

While Machu Picchu, the great city of the Incas, is world famous, there are other pre-Columbian cultures of great sophistication that flourished in an arid desert.

Lecture 2. Moors and Christians: The Contested Past of Andalucía, 3.55-4.55pm

Take a trip through the fabled regions of Al-Andalus, assessing the myth and reality of Spain under Islamic rule.

Cost: $33, $20 Friends
Bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Visions Theatre

More information on the ASA website

A group of people seated at tables doing craft activities.

Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 2 November 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. 

'Planes are sculptures in the sky’

Explore the interesting shapes and forms of the historic vehicles and models on display in the Hall. Then design and make your own transport sculpture to take home.

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

Door to Store: Caring for your collection

Friday 9 November 2012, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Taking the lead from Museum Workshop, this program highlights how to care for a collection – whether it is our national collection or your private one at home. Within this series, we will offer insight into the work of our Registration and Conservation teams as they demonstrate what they do behind the scenes at the Museum.

On Friday 9 November come along and hear from our Registration team about the Saw Doctor’s wagon and the documentation, photography, uplift and transport that was needed to make this spectacular object a part of our collection.

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

The next session will be on held Friday 16 November 2012 . This four part series will continue in January 2013.

A colour image of a gull monoplane

Big objects – new Hall exhibition

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Museum curators will introduce the spectacular new exhibition of big objects which transforms the Hall into a vibrant gallery space. Highlights include a 1905 steam engine, a 1930s monoplane, one of Australia’s oldest horse-drawn coaches, a vintage Citroën tourer and Martumili Ngurra, the large collaborative painting depicting the country of the Martu people of central Western Australia.

Free
Bookings essential on 6208 5048
The Hall

Door to Store: Caring for your collection

Friday 16 November 2012, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Taking the lead from Museum Workshop, this program highlights how to care for a collection – whether it is our national collection or your private one at home. Within this series, we will offer insight into the work of our Registration and Conservation teams as they demonstrate what they do behind the scenes at the Museum.

On Friday 16 November our Conservation team will be holding a practical demonstration on how to care for the special medals, trophies and silverware that you have at home. Our experts will teach you the tricks of looking after these objects, including cleaning and storing them in your home.

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

This four part series will continue in January 2013.  The first session will be held on Friday 9 November 2012.

A colour photo of a young woman with two blonde haired children

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 19 November 2012, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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
NOTE: 12-1.30pm session is booked out
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

NOTE: 10-11.30am session is 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

Landmark women: Christine Wallace

Friday 23 November 2012, 10:00am to 11:30am

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. Our speaker for November is Christine Wallace.

Christine Wallace is an Australian political journalist and biographer. One of her notable works is the unauthorised biography of Germaine Greer. Christine is a Canberra-based writer and is currently the editor of Breakfast Politics. She has spent more than 20 years in and around federal politics and is a member of the Canberra Press Gallery. Christine can be heard on regular radio spots with 666 ABC Canberra and writes a weekly column for The Canberra Times.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends
Bookings required on 6208 5048
Friends Lounge

A night at the Museum

Friday 23 November 2012, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Experience the Museum after hours! Conservators will be on hand in Museum Workshop, catch spot talks from curators and get to know the ‘big objects’ on show in the Hall. Browse The Museum Shop, listen to live music, purchase drinks and snacks and enjoy the unique experience of mingling amongst grand-scale treasures from our collection.

Free
Bookings: www.nma.gov.au/nightmuseum or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Friends: Christmas champagne and shopping evening

Friday 30 November 2012, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Gifts with a difference – the Museum Shop has some unique and beautiful gifts that would make wonderful Christmas presents. There are fabulous bargains to be found and discounts of 30 per cent storewide – beautiful jewellery, giftware, children's toys, books – something to appeal to everyone. Refreshments and entertainment from 5.15pm, to get you in the shopping mood.

Museum Shop

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