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September 2013

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Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 4 September 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family. $5 Friends. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Friends Lounge

A group of people seated at tables doing craft activities.

Art at the Museum: access program

Friday 6 September 2013, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Patching and weaving: A fun, hands-on art workshop for adults with a disability, facilitated by artist Ali Aedy.

For adults (16 years and over)
Cost: Adults $10. $5 Friends.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours). Group bookings of 10+ available on request.
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 - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Sunday 8 September 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: $10 adult. $8 concession.
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 collection of leather objects - CANCELLED

Thursday 12 September 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Inspired by objects currently on display in the Museum, programs in the ‘Door to store’ series highlight how to care for a collection — whether it is our national collection or your private one at home.

The subject for the September program will be leather objects.

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

Night at the Museum: Superstition

Night at the Museum: superstition

Friday 13 September 2013, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

(doors open at 5.30pm)

Why do superstitions still exist in the modern age? Have you ever tried to ward off bad luck by 'touching wood' or wearing a charm?

This Friday the 13th of September, come to the National Museum after dark, challenge your superstitions and test your luck.

The Museum will come alive with music, film, food and festivities exclusively for adults.

If competition is your thing, register a team to compete in a tournament of the minds. Experience the Museum in a completely new way with The Museum Game. We supply the gear, you supply the brainpower. Prizes to be won.

Over 18s only

Buy tickets online through Eventbrite

$10 entry
$60 to register a team of 4 (includes entry)
Free entry for Friends of the National Museum
$40 to register a team of Friends of the National Museum

View more information on Night at the Museum

Dividing the Farm, embroidery by Ruth Hingston, 2012, private collection.

Canberra: An international heritage perspective

Tuesday 17 September 2013, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Dr Ron van Oers offers a new perspective on the conservation of Canberra as a ‘city in the landscape’ in a discussion of the most recent UNESCO approaches to the conservation of historic cities. Dr van Oers coordinated the UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape initiative 2005–2011 and is now vice-director of the World Heritage Institute for Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific, Shanghai.  

Free
Bookings essential at https://international-heritage-perspective.eventbrite.com.au
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

Image: Dividing the Farm, embroidery by Ruth Hingston, 2012, private collection.

This lecture is presented by the Australian National University's Humanities Research Centre as part of the conference Shaping Canberra: The lived experience of place, home and capital.

View more information about the lecture

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula tales

Thursday 19 September 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: $10 adult. $8 concession.
Numbers per tour are limited.
Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite
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 23 September 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

We continue our 'Music at the Museum' workshops for people with disabilities. Join music therapist Julie Wright and move your body to the beat!

For adults (16 years and over)
Free
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours). Group bookings of 10+ available on request.
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

Professor Rae Frances

Glorious Days lecture series: Professor Rae Frances

Tuesday 24 September 2013, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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

Women in White Australia
Throughout Australia, the women of 1913 were fighting to have their voices heard. Professor Rae Frances will tell their story and outline how women pursued their dreams of equality between the sexes.

Free
Bookings essential
Book online through Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

Landmark women: Daryl Karp

Friday 27 September 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am

Friends program

Now in its ninth year this popular program features prominent women living and working in Canberra talking about their lives, work and passions.

Our speaker for September is Daryl Karp, Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy. Daryl has worked as a senior executive in broadcast, digital and cultural industries for over 20 years, including as chief executive officer of Film Australia and Head of Factual Programs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She is an internationally recognised, award-winning executive with a passion for science media, and provides consulting services to broadcasters and producers internationally. She is a director of Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia and the Children’s Television Foundation.

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

Australia 1913: A dramatic year - CANCELLED

Friday 27 September 2013, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In the year 1913, Australians saw their new nation as progressive and free to make its own future in the world. One hundred years on, join us for an evening of entertainment inside the Glorious Days exhibition. Experience the stories of 1913 at an exclusive dramatised reading that will have you asking yourself ‘how much has changed, and what has stayed the same?’ Scripted by Peter Copeman.

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

 

Australia 1913: A dramatic year - CANCELLED

Saturday 28 September 2013, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In the year 1913, Australians saw their new nation as progressive and free to make its own future in the world. One hundred years on, join us for an evening of entertainment inside the Glorious Days exhibition. Experience the stories of 1913 at an exclusive dramatised reading that will have you asking yourself ‘how much has changed, and what has stayed the same?’ Scripted by Peter Copeman.

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

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