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Symposium: Global security through nuclear weapons?

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 2.00pm–4.30pm

Earlier this year the doomsday clock was moved to two minutes to midnight, the same as it was at the height of the Cold War in 1953. Nuclear proliferation, rogues states and terrorists, and reckless rhetoric have brought nuclear weapons back into the headlines. At the same time, 122 nations voted at the UN General Assembly for a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Is this a pipedream? Have nuclear weapons actually helped to maintain international security? Or are we closer than ever to nuclear catastrophe?

Join our expert panellists as they examine the current situation and provide an outlook. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country.

All ages, free
Registrations essential: Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

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Night at the Museum: Toga party!

Friday 19 October 2018, 6.00pm–9.30pm

Throw yourself into the world of Ancient Rome with revelry, food and wild entertainment. Join us for a night of music, art, bars and thrills.

Over 18s only, togas optional (clothing required!)

Cost: $25 pre-sale tickets, $18.50 Museum Friends at Eventbrite (fees apply)
$30 at the door, on sale from 6.30pm

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Rome Up Late

Friday 2 November 2018, 5.00pm–10.00pm

Experience Ancient Rome after dark in an adults-only night of events. Visit the exhibition, grab a drink at the bar, learn some of the grisly details about life in Ancient Rome from our expert speakers and top the night off watching a popular classic film.

Over 18s only, exhibition open 5–8.30pm

Cost: $35 adult, $30 concession, $25 Museum Friends (includes exhibition, lecture and film)
$15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Museum Friends (lecture only)

Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Gandel Atrium

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NFSA Rome: City and Empire film series, The Sin Eater (The Order)

Friday 2 November 2018, 7.00pm–8.40pm

2003, rated M

A film series curated and presented by the National Film and Sound Archives in association with the Museum and the Rome: City and Empire exhibition.

Heath Ledger plays a young priest sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order.

Cost: $10
ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archives
More information and bookings at NFSA

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Rome ‘quiet hours’

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 7.30am–9.00am

The Museum is opening its doors early one day a month for visitors who prefer a quieter experience in our Rome: City and Empire exhibition.

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) helped design the ‘quiet hours’, with reduced sensory stimuli and smaller crowds.

Cost: $24 adult, $20 concession, $12 child, $60 family, $16 Museum Friends

Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

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Roman Discoveries

Friday 30 November 2018, 12.30pm–1.30pm

Join archaeologist Dr J Patrick Greene OBE, FSA, as he shares his experiences working on excavations at Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Roman Baths at Bath and Portchester Castle.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Museum Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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NFSA Rome: City and Empire film series, Great Beauty

Friday 30 November 2018, 7.00pm–9.20pm

2013, rated M

A film series curated and presented by the National Film and Sound Archives in association with the Museum and the Rome: City and Empire exhibition.

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Free
ARC Cinema, National Film and Sound Archives
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NFSA Rome: City and Empire film series, Nights of Cabiria

Saturday 1 December 2018, 4.00pm–5.50pm

1957, rated M

A film series curated and presented by the National Film and Sound Archives in association with the Museum and the Rome: City and Empire exhibition.

In Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning classic, a waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Free, bookings essential
NFSA Theatrette, National Film and Sound Archives
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Rome Up Late

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 5.00pm–10.00pm

Experience Ancient Rome after dark in an adults-only night of events. Visit the exhibition, grab a drink at the bar, learn some of the grisly details about life in Ancient Rome from our expert speakers and top the night off watching a popular classic film.

Over 18s only, exhibition open 5–8.30pm

Cost: $35 adult, $30 concession, $25 Museum Friends (includes exhibition, lecture and film)
$15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Museum Friends (lecture only)

Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Gandel Atrium

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In conversation with ABC RN

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 6.00pm–7.30pm

ABC RN’s Richard Fidler leads this conversation about our ongoing fascination with Ancient Rome, with an expert panel including Dr Rhiannon Evans, lecturer at La Trobe University and co-host of the popular podcast, ‘Emperors of Rome’; and The Hon Bob Carr, academic, author and former New South Wales premier.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Museum Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Gandel Atrium

This event is part of Rome Up Late. Additional costs apply for exhibition entry and film screening

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Rome ‘quiet hours’

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30am–9.00am

The Museum is opening its doors early one day a month for visitors who prefer a quieter experience in our Rome: City and Empire exhibition.

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) helped design the ‘quiet hours’, with reduced sensory stimuli and smaller crowds.

Cost: $24 adult, $20 concession, $12 child, $60 family, $16 Museum Friends

Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)

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