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June 2013

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Get messy with Grandma … (or Grandpa)

Wednesday 5 June 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for pre-school aged children and their grandparents

Cost: $10 Family, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge

New members' welcome and gallery tour

Friday 7 June 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.

Free
Numbers limited, bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.auor phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Friends Lounge and galleries

A group of people seated at tables doing craft activities.

Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 7 June 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

Collage a textual landscape inspired by Landmarks.

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

The Mixing Bowl: Behind the scenes

Tuesday 11 June 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come and explore the Museum's Library and all it has to offer. Meet the Library staff who will guide you through our rich book collection, including the publications from 1913 that were the inspiration for their food blog, The Mixing Bowl.

Free, but spaces are limited

BOOKED OUT

The Mixing Bowl: Behind the scenes

Thursday 13 June 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come and explore the Museum's Library and all it has to offer. Meet the Library staff who will guide you through our rich book collection, including the publications from 1913 that were the inspiration for their food blog, The Mixing Bowl.

Free, but spaces are limited

BOOKED OUT

Peninsula tales

Sunday 16 June 2013, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join our guides, Ernest and Catherine, wearing period costumes, as they share the history of Acton Peninsula on a one-hour walking tour.

More on Peninsula tales and our guides

Cost: Adults $10, Concession $8 
Numbers per tour are limited.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or telephone (02) 6208 5021.
Group bookings can be made by arrangement. Please telephone (02) 6208 5021 to discuss your requirements.

Tour information

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes on this outdoor tour. Our tours are conducted at an easy pace, however participants must be fit to walk and stand for an hour. If you have any special needs please advise us at the time of booking. The tour may be cancelled in the event of severe weather and refunds or transfers will be made available.

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 17 June 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

Friends Open Gardens lecture with landscape architect Neil Hobbs

Thursday 20 June 2013, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

'World Landscape Art Exposition in China'

Friends program

Talk by Neil Hobbs, internationally renowned and highly awarded, Canberra-based landscape architect. China is staging a huge exposition May – October 2013. The site covers an area 3 kilometres x 1 kilometre in the new Jinzhou City on the edge of the Bohai Sea. Only 20 leading landscape architects from around the world have been asked to design gardens for the exposition and Canberra’s own Harris Hobbs (www.hhl.com.au) has created the only Australian garden: The Garden of the Southern Cross. Neil Hobbs will talk about the huge site and inspiring scheme, the individual gardens, his own creation, and the problems of working in China, all fully illustrated with photographs.

Cost: $25 (includes refreshments)
Sold only through the OGA Website www.opengarden.org.au or by phone to Abigail Place 0458 700 079. Only unsold tickets will be available on the night
Visions Theatre

Landmark women: Rear Admiral Robyn Walker and 8th birthday celebrations

Friday 21 June 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. This month we welcome Rear Admiral Robyn Walker, Royal Australian Navy. Admiral Walker is the first female in the Navy to attain the rank of Rear Admiral and to take on the job of Surgeon General for the Australian Defence Force. The talk will be followed by a celebration of eight years of Women's Voices/Landmark Women.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email friends@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5048 (business hours)
Visions Theatre and Main Hall

Glorious Days lecture series: Helen Ennis

Tuesday 25 June 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Inspired by our Glorious Days: Australia 1913 exhibition, this lecture explores what was happening in Australia 100 years ago.

Join photographic curator, historian and author Helen Ennis as she discusses the rise of photography in 1913 and its use by professionals, amateurs, ethnographers and scientific explorers. Ennis will also examine the portraits currently displayed in the Glorious Days exhibition and explore the differences between portraiture from 1913 and now.

Free
Bookings essential at state-of-photography.eventbrite.com.au or email bookings@nma.gov.au or
phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Visions Theatre

This eight-part series will continue through to October 2013 while the Glorious Days exhibition is on show.

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