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Selling Yarns

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation's story

Friday 1 March 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

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A group of people seated at tables doing craft activities.

Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 1 March 2013, 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. 

Scenes from pictures

Be inspired by the artworks in the Warakurna exhibition and make sculptures using cutting, stuffing and sewing.

Cost: Adults (16 years and over) $10, $5 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

Selling Yarns

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation's story

Saturday 2 March 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

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Selling Yarns

Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation's story Market Day

Sunday 3 March 2013, 10:00am to 2:00pm

At the Market Day see Indigenous artists demonstrating traditional techniques in basketry and contemporary textiles. The artists will also present and sell their work directly to the public.

Market day, Sunday 3 March 2013
Garden of Australian Dreams
National Museum of Australia, Canberra

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Glorious Days: Australia 1913 exclusive preview

Tuesday 5 March 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Friends program

Be the first to see the exciting new exhibition, Glorious Days, with commentary from senior curator Michelle Hetherington, followed by wine and refreshments in the Hall.

Cost: $20, $10 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge

Vintage cars outside the National Museum of Australia.

National one- and two-cylinder vehicle rally

Monday 11 March 2013, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrating over a century of one- and two-cylinder vehicles, the Veteran and Vintage Car Club of the ACT will host a national rally including early petrol, steam and electric cars that would have graced Australian roads in 1913.

Free
Outdoor amphitheatre

Entry to our Glorious Days exhibition will be free on this day, in celebration of Canberra’s 100th birthday weekend.

The rally is supported by the ACT Government and is part of the Centenary of Canberra celebrations in 2013.

Image: Veteran and Vintage Car Club of the ACT vehicles at the Museum. Photo: Jason McCarthy.

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Family collection.

Door to store: caring for your collection

Thursday 14 March 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Inspired by objects in our Glorious Days exhibition, programs in the 'Door to store' series will highlight how to care for a collection – whether it is our national collection or your private one at home.

On Thursday 14 March come along for our ‘Hats and Shoes’ demonstration and learn how our conservators look after these beautiful items. Whilst the conservators cannot treat your personal items during this session, there will be plenty of time for all of your questions!

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

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Another 'Door to store' program is scheduled for Thursday 9 May, 12.30–1.30pm.

Landmark women: Dr Susan Mary Withycombe

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

Friends program

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. This month we welcome Dr Susan Mary Withycombe, historian of early Canberra, the city and its people.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email  friends@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
The talk will be given in the Visions Theatre. After the talk refreshments will be in the Friends Lounge.

Drummers not plumbers access program

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 18 March 2013, 10:30am to 11:30am

We continue our 'Music at the Museum' 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
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

The human motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia

Thursday 21 March 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Known to most Australians as ‘Oppy’, Hubert Opperman (1904–1996) was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. In this talk, senior curator Daniel Oakman will reflect on why Opperman became a national hero and how his spectacular cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance and the Australian continent itself.

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

A little creative

Monday 25 March 2013, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for hands-on art and craft activities inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Suitable for preschool-aged children and their carers.

Cost: $12, $6 Friends
Limited numbers
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
The Hall

Glorious Days lecture series: Nicholas Brown

Tuesday 26 March 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Find out what was happening in Australia 100 years ago in our Glorious Days lecture series.

Join historian Dr Nicholas Brown as he discusses '1913 - Australia's place in the world'.

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

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