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February 2013

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Welcome and gallery tour for new Friends

Thursday 7 February 2013, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Friends program

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

Numbers limited, bookings essential by email phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge and galleries

Mike Smith
Mike Smith: Photo: Stuart Grant.

'The Compleat Archaeologist': Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums

Friday 8 February 2013, 10:00am to 4:30pm

Dr Mike Smith is a pioneering desert archaeologist, author and senior research fellow at the Research Centre at the Museum. Join Mike and other distinguished archaeologists, historians, artists and Museum staff as we celebrate 30 years of his work.

Visions Theatre

BOOKED OUT – but it will be available on our website in audio/video

View more information and share something about Mike


Landmark women

Friday 15 February 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. This month we are pleased to welcome Helen Watchirs, ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends
Bookings essential by email or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge

Drummers not plumbers access program

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 18 February 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

We continue our 'Music at the Museum' workshops for adults with a disability (16 years and over) with music therapist Julie Wright.

Come and join in the fun and explore our exhibitions through music.

For adults (16 years and over)
Bookings essential by email 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

Hosted talk and tour: Heroes, villains, lawbreakers and ne'er do wells

Wednesday 27 February 2013, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Friends program

Explore the Museum’s rich collections and discover fascinating stories on a tailored tour led by one of our visitor services hosts. This month host Harriet Barry introduces Friends to some of the lesser-known characters in the Museum. Then sit back in the comfort of the new Friends Lounge to enjoy refreshments and lakeside views.

Cost $12, $8 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge and galleries

Selling Yarns

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation's story

Thursday 28 February 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation’s story is a conference, workshop, market day and exhibition program that promotes textile and fibre craft and design practices of Indigenous artists.

It explores the place of Indigenous textile practices in the story of nation building in Australia. Its focus is to promote and share contemporary Indigenous textile practice, and to demonstrate that cultural practices can generate a dialogue that draws all interested parties together for the benefit of a rich and sustainable culture.

28 February – 3 March 2013
National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Find out more about Selling Yarns 3


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