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Object Club – Ntaria (Hermannsburg) collection

Friday 26 August 2016, 10:00am to 12:30pm

Take a special look at the new Ntaria (Hermannsburg) collection in our Landmarks gallery with National Museum curator Jennifer Wilson.

The Ntaria exhibit covers the history of the Finke River Mission, Hermannsburg settlement and the community of Ntaria today. It includes a watercolour painting by Western Arrarnta artist Albert Namatjira, rarely seen wooden artefacts and a kangaroo pelt mat purchased as a souvenir during a Central Australian holiday in 1962.

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.  

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Free for Friends full memers
Friends Lounge 

Time Traveller’s Book Club – Guide to Medieval England

Tuesday 30 August 2016, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Museum Friends only

The Time Traveller’s Book Club takes a romp through history and is led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum.

This month’s book is:

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
by Ian Mortimer, Isis Publishing, 2008

The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Featured books are historical non-fiction and members are encouraged to come along, even if they haven’t always read the book. Mike has compiled an eclectic reading list for the first 12 months and members are also encouraged to make suggestions.

Cost: Friends full membership free. Join Friends

Bookings essential: email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021

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A History of the World in 100 Objects preview breakfast

Thursday 8 September 2016, 7:30am to 10:00am

Be the first to see A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum at a preview with curators from the National Museum and the British Museum.

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Cost: $45, includes full breakfast overlooking Lake Burley Griffin Hall and exhibition.

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Canberra Wind Symphony: Spring Sprung!

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Doors open 6:45pm

To celebrate the arrival of spring, the 40-piece Canberra Wind Symphony presents an evening of music and fun at the National Museum of Australia as part of its 2016 beyondblue concert series. Conducted by Geoff Grey CSM. Enjoy great music, great views and great friends!

A cash bar will be available until 7.30pm and during the interval

Cost: $45 adult; $38 concession, Museum Friends full members and group bookings of 4+; $25 student; $10 under–12s 
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)

This Canberra Wind Symphony event is presented in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.

Night at the Museum film screening

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Night at the Museum (PG) 2006

A new security guard at the American Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits to come to life and wreak havoc.

Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Saturday 1 October 2016, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 2009

Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) mounts a mission to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan) from the archives at the Smithsonian Institution.

Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) 2014

Larry Daley travels to London to return the Egyptian artefact that causes exhibits to come to life, before the magic is gone forever.

Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

chess pieces
© Trustees of the British Museum

Object Club – the Lewis chessmen

Friday 28 October 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hear the remarkable story behind the Lewis chessmen, Dr Michael Pickering’s favourite object from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.

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Free
Friends Lounge

Friends Christmas shopping night

Friday 2 December 2016, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Exclusive 30 percent discount at our Museum Shop

Get a stress-free headstart on your Christmas shopping while enjoying a glass of bubbles!

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Free, includes refreshments

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