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Canberra Wind Symphony: Spring Sprung!

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 7.30pm – 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: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

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

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 17 September 2016, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the Museum.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite or bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Meet in the Friends Lounge

A commemorative case and vial of soi

Object Club – Yvonne Kennedy collection

Friday 23 September 2016, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Museum Friends only

Join senior curator Carol Cooper for a special Object Club to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in America and celebrate the life of Australian woman Yvonne Kennedy.

Yvonne, on her retirement tour after 25 years’ service with the Australian Red Cross, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon.

The collection includes Yvonne’s personal effects, recovered from the crash site and returned to her family, along with commemorative objects from the Pentagon Memorial.

More on the Yvonne Kennedy collection

Cost: Friends full members free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite or bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Friends Lounge

Photo: A commemorative case and vial of soil from the Pentagon crash site.

Book cover for Rough Crossings

Time Traveller’s Book Club – Rough Crossings

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Museum Friends only

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

This month’s book is Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, by Simon Schama, Harper-Collins, 2006.

Rough Crossings is a fascinating account of African slaves who joined the British during the American War of Independence to fight for their liberty, were evacuated to Nova Scotia and eventually repatriated to Sierra Leone.

This historical non-fiction book club meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Friends are encouraged to attend, even if they haven’t always read the book. Mike has compiled a reading list for the first 12 months and members are encouraged to make suggestions.

Cost: Friends full members free
Bookings essential:  Eventbrite or bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Friends Lounge

Night at the Museum film screening

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 2.30pm – 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.

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Visions Theatre

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Saturday 1 October 2016, 2.30pm – 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.

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021

Visions Theatre

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 2.30pm – 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.

Cost per screening: $5 adult, children free, Friends full members free
Bookings essential: bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021

Visions Theatre

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 22 October 2016, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the Museum.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite or bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Meet in the Friends Lounge

chess pieces
© Trustees of the British Museum

Object Club – the Lewis chessmen

Friday 28 October 2016, 10.00am – 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.

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
Free
Friends Lounge

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 19 November 2016, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the Museum.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite or bookings@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5021
Meet in the Friends Lounge

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