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Come Alive Festival of Museum Theatre

Come Alive Festival

Friday 1 November 2013, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The 4th annual Come Alive Festival of Museum Theatre draws together ACT secondary students to present a variety of theatrical performances bringing the Museum’s collection to life.

Performances daily at 12 noon and 6pm
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November

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

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The Museum Bar
Photo: Paul Chapman.

The Museum Bar (over 18s only)

Friday 1 November 2013, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Head out for Friday night drinks and devilish food at the new Museum Bar right at the water's edge ... the best location in Canberra.

Strictly 18+ years
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

View more information on the Museum Bar

Come Alive Festival of Museum Theatre

Come Alive Festival

Friday 1 November 2013, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The 4th annual Come Alive Festival of Museum Theatre draws together ACT secondary students to present a variety of theatrical performances bringing the Museum’s collection to life.

Performances daily at 12 noon and 6pm
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November

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

View more information about the festival

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 6 November 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 8 November 2013, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Paper to sculpture: A fun, hands-on art workshop for adults with a disability, facilitated by artist Ali Aedy.

For adults (16 years and over)
Cost: $10 adult. $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

Hosted PS Enterprise talk and tour

Tuesday 12 November 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Friends program

Enjoy a special look at the PS Enterprise and get exclusive access to our expert volunteer crew.

Free. Includes refreshments.
Museum Friends only
Limited tickets. Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Landmark women: Ruth Pearce

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

Friends program

This popular program features prominent women living and working in Canberra talking about their lives, work and passions.

This month we welcome Australian diplomat Ruth Pearce. She has been Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy Branch (2011-2012), Deputy Director General, Corporate Governance and Review Division (2006-07) in AusAID, and Head of the APEC Task force during its planning phase (2005-06). Other positions Ms Pearce has held in Canberra include First Assistant Secretary in the Corporate Management Division (1997-99),  International Organisations and Legal Division (1996-97) and Americas and Europe Division (1995-96) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Overseas, Ms Pearce served as Ambassador to Poland (2008- 2011), Ambassador to the Philippines (2002 05), Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1999-2002) and as High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands (1992-94). She has also served in Geneva, Tel Aviv and Dhaka.

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

The Museum Bar
Photo: Paul Chapman.

The Museum Bar (over 18s only)

Friday 15 November 2013, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Head out for Friday night drinks and devilish food at the new Museum Bar right at the water's edge ... the best location in Canberra.

Strictly 18+ years
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

View more information on the Museum Bar

Drummers not plumbers access program

Music at the Museum: access program

Monday 18 November 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

Museum Friends On Country exhibition preview

Wednesday 20 November 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Friends program

Join curator Barbara Paulson for an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of On Country: Connect, Work, Celebrate followed by refreshments in the Friends Lounge. On Country is an inspiring exhibition that showcases contemporary Indigenous land and sea management practices across Australia.

Free. Includes refreshments.
Museum Friends only
Limited tickets. Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Museum Friends shopping night

Friday 22 November 2013, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends program

Be the first in line for The Museum Shop Christmas specials with a Museum Friends exclusive and 30% discount storewide.

Free. Includes refreshments.
Museum Friends only
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
The Museum Shop

The Museum Bar
Photo: Paul Chapman.

The Museum Bar (over 18s only)

Friday 29 November 2013, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Head out for Friday night drinks and devilish food at the new Museum Bar right at the water's edge ... the best location in Canberra.

Strictly 18+ years
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

More on the Museum Bar

I-DAY

Saturday 30 November 2013, 10:00am to 2:00pm


Expo and market: International Day of People with Disability 2013

Get involved with fun activities to celebrate International Day of People with Disability. Join stallholders, people with a disability and community organisations as they share what they do in a fun day of art, information, music, craft and food. This program has been developed in partnership with the ACT Community Living Project.

Free
The Hall

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