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January 2013

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A Museum staff member examines one of the Museum's wet biological specimens
Photo: George Serras.

Door to Store: Caring for your collection

Friday 11 January 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Our Conservation team will demonstrate how to care for wedding dresses and photo albums. Inspect the examples on display and pick up plenty of practical tips on looking after your own precious items.

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

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Monday 14 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Tuesday 15 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Torpedo promo
Cartoon by Andrew Hore.

The characters within: Workshops

Tuesday 15 January 2013, 2:15pm to 4:30pm

Do objects have character and personality? What would your car be like if it were alive and what stories could it tell? Get to know the intriguing big objects in the Hall, then discover with cartoonist Andrew Hore how to bring objects alive to tell their stories. Suitable for children aged 8–14.

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

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Wednesday 16 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Thursday 17 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Night at the Museum: Workshops

Thursday 17 January 2013, 4:30pm to 7:00pm

What happens after hours at the National Museum of Australia? Do the objects come alive? Join puppeteers Marianne and Jonathon Metes and make your own puppets inspired by the big objects on show in the Hall. Then see them come to life in a spontaneous performance. Suitable for children aged 8–14.

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

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Friday 18 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

A Museum staff member examines one of the Museum's wet biological specimens
Photo: George Serras.

Door to Store: Caring for your collection

Friday 18 January 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Members of our Registration team will focus on a collection of diverse objects used by five generations from the historic Springfield property near Goulburn. They will share the challenges and rewards of bringing the collections to the Museum and making it part of the National Historical Collection.

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

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Monday 21 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Tuesday 22 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

Torpedo promo
Cartoon by Andrew Hore.

The characters within: Workshops

Tuesday 22 January 2013, 2:15pm to 4:30pm

Do objects have character and personality? What would your car be like if it were alive and what stories could it tell? Get to know the intriguing big objects in the Hall, then discover with cartoonist Andrew Hore how to bring objects alive to tell their stories. Suitable for children aged 8–14.

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

Check out the photos from the latest workshop

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Wednesday 23 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Thursday 24 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

Night at the Museum: Workshops

Thursday 24 January 2013, 4:30pm to 7:00pm

What happens after hours at the National Museum of Australia? Do the objects come alive? Join puppeteers Marianne and Jonathon Metes and make your own puppets inspired by the big objects on show in the Hall. Then see them come to life in a spontaneous performance. Suitable for children aged 8–14.

CANCELLED

Discovery Space: Raft craft

Friday 25 January 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Imagine making a raft out of the materials around you. Take a look at the amazing Tasmanian Aboriginal paper bark canoe in the Discovery Space and find out how it was made. Then design your own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Free
Monday to Friday 14–18 and 21–25 January, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Check out our photos on Flickr

Museum on the move: Family festival

Saturday 26 January 2013, 10:30am to 2:30pm

Inspired by the planes, trains and automobiles on show in the Hall, we are celebrating ‘Museum on the move’, with live performances, demonstrations and fun craft activities themed around the different kinds of transport people have used to travel around Australia.

Free
The Hall

More information about Museum on Move activities

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