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New members welcome tour

Friday 1 August 2014, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

 
A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 6 August 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

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

Art at the Museum: Weaving memory nests

Wednesday 6 August 2014, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Access program (adults)

Create a nest for your memories inspired by the new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag | Meta | Aus.

Cost: $10 per person, $5 Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Night at the Museum: Thrill

Friday 8 August 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Calling all thrill seekers. Come and explore the heady realms of joy, excitement and anticipation in a thrilling ‘Night at the Museum’. Indulge in a world of sensory delights with exhilarating music, games, objects, art and food. Buy your ticket before the thrill is gone.

Over-18s only
Cost: $10 entry. $60 to register a team of 4 to play The Museum Game (includes entry). $25 THRILL tasting plate. FREE entry for Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential.  Buy your ticket online through Eventbrite

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Landmark women

Friday 15 August 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

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

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 full members, full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Walpiri exhibition curator talk

Thursday 21 August 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Friends are invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Walpiri Drawings exhibition by curator Melinda Hinkson, followed by refreshments in the Friends Lounge.

Cost: Free full members only, limited numbers. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Creation station

Wednesday 27 August 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

Access program (preschoolers)

Fun and exciting workshops combining art and music for preschoolers with or without a disability.

Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Rare books viewing: Early settlement and navigation of Australia

Wednesday 27 August 2014, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our members lounge and then attend a viewing of rare books held in the Museum Library. The theme is 'Early settlement and navigation of Australia' to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the deaths of Captain Matthew Flinders and Captain Arthur Phillip.

Cost: Free full members only, limited numbers. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Pseudo Echo and Absolutely 80s concert

Saturday 6 September 2014, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Reverb: Telling Australia’s music history one song at a time

Reverb will rocket you back to the 80s with a star-studded line-up that can't be missed!

Join us as influential electro-rockers Pseudo Echo take the stage with Absolutely 80s pop idols Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen) and David Sterry (Real Life).

Cost: $45 general admission,  $40 concession, $35 Museum Friends
Book online through the Eventbrite website
Hall

More information on the Pseudo Echo and Absolutely 80s concert

Art at the Museum: Moving dreams

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Access program (adults)

What's your favourite way to travel? Design your own magical mode of transport, inspired by the large objects in the Hall, and Spirited: Australia's Horse Story

Cost: $10 per person, $5 Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Art at the Museum: Message for a moment

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Access program (adults)

What would you tell everyone if you could? Inspired by Arthur Stace and his famous word 'Eternity' we will use chalk and stencils to produce fleeting sidewalk art at the Museum.

Cost: $10 per person, $5 Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)