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Get messy with Grandma … (or Grandpa)

Wednesday 3 July 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

Royal Automobile Club of Australia Motoring Gala Dinner

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Macquarie Street Sydney

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia invites you to join members and guests to celebrate Australia’s rich motoring history with leaders of motoring clubs and the motoring industry. 

Celebrated motoring journalist Mr David Berthon and Dr Guy Hansen, Head Curator, National Museum of Australia will be the evening’s guest speakers.

The evening will include fundraising activities in support of the National Museum of Australia’s Royal Daimler Project. A range of fabulous prizes will be auctioned and raffled, with all funds raised on the night going towards the conservation of the 1948 Daimler used during the first Australian Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth II in 1954.

When: 3 July 2013
Where: The Macquarie Room, Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW
Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Price: $118 per person or $1070 for table of ten
RSVP: To Katie at (02) 8273 2320 or katie@raca.com.au

Peninsula tales

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

A group of people seated at tables doing craft activities.

Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 5 July 2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

NAIDOC on the Peninsula

NAIDOC on the Peninsula Festival

Sunday 7 July 2013, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come and enjoy NAIDOC on the Peninsula – an annual event presented as part of a week of celebrations across Australia. Features local and national music and dance performances, community stalls and delicious food outside in the forecourt, plus craft activities and tours inside the Museum.

Free
The Hall, National Museum of Australia / AIATSIS Amphitheatre

More on NAIDOC on the Peninsula 2013

Discovery space craft rock stories in a basket

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Monday 8 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Tuesday 9 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space craft rock stories in a basket

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Wednesday 10 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Thursday 11 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Peninsula tales

Thursday 11 July 2013, 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

Door to store: caring for your family history documents

Thursday 11 July 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Are you keen to know where your family came from or to record history for the next generation? Come along to this ‘Door to store’ to learn how to search for your past using family history documents, and how best to maintain the ones that you have so that they last.

Focusing on objects from our Glorious Days exhibition, programs in the ‘Door to store’ series highlight how to care for a collection – whether it’s our national collection or your private one at home.

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

Discovery space craft rock stories in a basket

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Friday 12 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Monday 15 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space craft rock stories in a basket

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Wednesday 17 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Discovery space craft rock stories in a basket

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Thursday 18 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Joy flights, feats and disasters: A journey through 1920s and 1930s aviation in the National Historical Collection

Thursday 18 July 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Museum holds significant artefacts that capture the highs and lows of Australia’s aviation history. Curator Jennifer Wilson will share the stories of these rarely seen objects, including photographs, clothing, diaries, log books, letters, commemorative items, aeroplanes and aircraft parts. The Research Fellowship lecture series highlights the extraordinary research undertaken at the Museum’s Research Centre.

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

Discovery space: Warakurna: Rock stories

Friday 19 July 2013, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our Warakurna exhibition features stories of amazing and everyday events in the lives of the artists, as revealed through the symbols in their artworks.

  • What happens in your day-to-day life?
  • Can you tell us your amazing or everyday stories?

Using chalk pens, draw symbols on a series of rocks and arrange them together to tell your story. Mix them up and make up another story. Then take them home in a little woven basket inspired by the raffia works and baskets in Warakurna.

Monday to Friday 8–12 and 15–19 July, 10am – 1pm
The Hall

Landmark women: Catriona Jackson

Friday 19 July 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. This month we welcome Catriona Jackson, the new CEO for the nation's peak body for science and technology, Science & Technology Australia. Catriona has a 25-year background in politics at the senior level in the federal arena, in Government and Opposition; in tertiary education; and in print and radio journalism. Most recently she led the Communication and External Liaison Office at The Australian National University, and prior to that was a senior staff member for former science and research minister Senator Kim Carr.

Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Peninsula tales

Saturday 20 July 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.

Drummers not plumbers access program

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 22 July 2013, 10:00am to 11:00am

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 adults (16 years and over)

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

Glorious Days lecture series: Peter Stanley

Tuesday 30 July 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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

Join historian Peter Stanley as he discusses '"Gone to Navy": Defending Australia, 1913'.

Free
Bookings essential at gone-to-navy.eventbrite.com.au, by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Visions Theatre

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