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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.  

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
Free for Friends full memers
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Nick Earls
Nick Earls

Canberra Writers Festival: My Life In An Object

Saturday 27 August 2016, 11:45am to 12:45pm

Nick Earls, George Megalogenis and Karen Middleton

Our objects tell our stories, from the everyday to the epiphany.

Ahead of the National Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition, we invite author Nick Earls and journalist and authors George Megalogenis and Karen Middleton to share the intimate story of how an object changed their lives.

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Visions Theatre (food and drink, except water, not allowed)

See the full program and more on the Canberra Writers Festival website

Richard Glover
Richard Glover

Canberra Writers Festival: The Mud House

Saturday 27 August 2016, 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Richard Glover with Philip Clark

Four friends, one block of land no power tools. The Mud House is a funny and thought-provoking memoir describing how Richard Glover and his friend Philip Clark built a mud brick house in the bush on weekends.

Richard Glover has written a number of bestselling books, including Flesh Wounds and George Clooney’s Haircut and Other Cries for Help.

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Visions Theatre (food and drink, except water, are not allowed)

See the full program and more on the Canberra Writers Festival website

Rosalie Ham
Rosalie Ham

Canberra Writers Festival: The Dressmaker

Saturday 27 August 2016, 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Rosalie Ham with Sue Maslin

From book to screen: Hear from author Rosalie Ham and film producer Sue Maslin as they share how The Dressmaker story came to life from book to screen.

Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne writer and teacher and is the author of The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There Should be More Dancing.

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Includes film screening
Visions Theatre (food and drink, except water, not allowed)

See the full program and more on the Canberra Writers Festival website

Stan Grant
Stan Grant

CANCELLED: Canberra Writers Festival: Keynote by Stan Grant

Saturday 27 August 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Stan Grant event at the Canberra Writers Festival on Saturday 27 August has been cancelled.  A new event, titled ‘Brexit, Trump and the Populist Present’ featuring the Canberra Writers Festival Author All Stars will be held in its place. All other details remain the same.

Please retain your Stan Grant ticket for entry into the new event. Alternatively see the refund information on the Ticketek website.

For any further queries please contact Canberra Writers Festival:
Email:  hello@canberrawritersfestival.com.au
Phone: +61 2 6270 8160

See the full program and more on the Canberra Writers Festival website

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.

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
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.

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am
Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Afternoon play space

Thursday 29 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 30 September 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 30 September 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Big history lecture

Friday 30 September 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Dr David Baker from Macquarie University as he explores big history – from the big bang to modern times – the scope of history on an astronomical timescale.

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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Afternoon play space

Friday 30 September 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Dawn and diaspora lecture

Sunday 2 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Part of A History of the World in 100 Objects lecture series

What do objects from the past reveal about human cultures across time? How do we make sense of two million years of human history?

Join Professor Peter Bellwood and Associate Professor Tim Denham from the Australian National University as they discuss the rise of early humans and their migration out of Africa and around the world. 

Cost: $15 adult or $25 with exhibition entry; $10 concession or $20 with exhibition entry; $7.50 Friends full members or $20 with exhibition entry
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Afternoon play space

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Afternoon play space

Thursday 6 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 7 October 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Discovery Space: Medieval Space

Friday 7 October 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Cost: $10 child, free for children of Friends full members

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Hall

More on Discovery Space

Afternoon play space

Friday 7 October 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window

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.

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
Free
Friends Lounge