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Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 2 August 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

Get messy with Grandma … (or Grandpa)

Wednesday 7 August 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

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

Fees apply (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential. Email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Friends Lounge

Peninsula tales (BOOKED OUT)

Sunday 11 August 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

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.

Landmark women: Louise Page

Friday 16 August 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Prominent women talk about their lives, work and passions. This month we welcome soprano Louise Page, who is one of Australia’s most highly regarded singers appearing in opera, operetta, oratorio, cabaret, recital and broadcasts. Her vocal talent and gift for interpretation has been widely acclaimed as winner of the inaugural Mietta’s Song Recital Competition, the vocal grand final of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award, the Robert Stolz/Apex scholarship to Vienna, and the Belgian Radio and Television Opera en Bel Canto Prize. Louise has performed throughout Europe, including roles at the Vienna State Opera as a member of the young artist program.

Fees apply (includes refreshments)
Bookings essential. Email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 19 August 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.

BOOKED OUT
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

Peninsula tales

Thursday 22 August 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.

Critical undercurrents - a One River symposium

Sunday 25 August 2013, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Share the stories of people, politics and creative projects from the Murray-Darling Basin, in this One River Centenary of Canberra symposium, hosted by the National Museum of Australia.

More on Critical Undercurrents - a One River symposium

Free
Bookings essential at https://one-river.eventbrite.com.au
Visions Theatre

Glorious Days lecture series: Jill Julius Matthews

Tuesday 27 August 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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

Join Jill Julius Matthews as she discusses 'Leisure time, 1913'.

Free
Bookings essential at leisure-time.eventbrite.com.au
Visions Theatre

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