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Poetry Object workshops

Monday 20 August 2018, 10.00am–2.15pm

Mondays, 6 August and 20 August
10am–2.15pm, 10.30am–12pm, 12.30–2pm

The Museum’s education team will lead a unique tour of our most cherished objects, including a pair of driving goggles from the 1930s that were worn by car racing legend Joan Richmond. Then create poetry about Joan’s wonderful goggles and your own treasured special object from home!

Workshops are guided by Museum staff alongside critically-acclaimed Canberra poet Jacqui Malins. After the workshops, enter your poems to Red Room Poetry’s free competition, Poetry Object. All submissions are published in Red Room Poetry’s digital library.

Cost: half day $550 plus GST, full day $950 plus GST
Register your interest on the Red Room Company website
Bring a treasured object from home 
Bunyip Room
National Museum of Australia

Poetry Object workshops

Monday 20 August 2018, 10.30am–12.00pm

Mondays, 6 August and 20 August
10am–2.15pm, 10.30am–12pm, 12.30–2pm

The Museum’s education team will lead a unique tour of our most cherished objects, including a pair of driving goggles from the 1930s that were worn by car racing legend Joan Richmond. Then create poetry about Joan’s wonderful goggles and your own treasured special object from home!

Workshops are guided by Museum staff alongside critically-acclaimed Canberra poet Jacqui Malins. After the workshops, enter your poems to Red Room Poetry’s free competition, Poetry Object. All submissions are published in Red Room Poetry’s digital library.

Cost: half day $550 plus GST, full day $950 plus GST
Register your interest on the Red Room Company website
Bring a treasured object from home 
Bunyip Room
National Museum of Australia

Poetry Object workshops

Monday 20 August 2018, 12.30pm–2.00pm

Mondays, 6 August and 20 August
10am–2.15pm, 10.30am–12pm, 12.30–2pm

The Museum’s education team will lead a unique tour of our most cherished objects, including a pair of driving goggles from the 1930s that were worn by car racing legend Joan Richmond. Then create poetry about Joan’s wonderful goggles and your own treasured special object from home!

Workshops are guided by Museum staff alongside critically-acclaimed Canberra poet Jacqui Malins. After the workshops, enter your poems to Red Room Poetry’s free competition, Poetry Object. All submissions are published in Red Room Poetry’s digital library.

Cost: half day $550 plus GST, full day $950 plus GST
Register your interest on the Red Room Company website
Bring a treasured object from home 
Bunyip Room
National Museum of Australia

Object Club

Friday 24 August 2018, 10.00am–12.00pm

Museum Friends exclusive event. Join Friends

Continuing our exploration of behind-the-scenes activities, this month’s Object Club looks at the work that goes into the Museum’s redevelopment.

Meet Fernando Pino from our Property, Project and Design team and local sculptor Dan Lorrimer, whose work is part of the redesigned Museum Shop. They’ll discuss the design aesthetics that underpin these projects and examine how the redesign complements our galleries and the existing architectural features.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Canberra Writers Festival

Saturday 25 August 2018, 9.30am–7.30pm

This year’s Canberra Writers Festival program has something for everyone, with a great selection of national and international authors gathered under the theme of Power, Politics, Passion.

The festival will offer a range of events including author talks, exciting panel discussions, in-depth conversations and family events.

More information and full program

Canberra Writers Festival

Sunday 26 August 2018, 9.30am–5.00pm

This year’s Canberra Writers Festival program has something for everyone, with a great selection of national and international authors gathered under the theme of Power, Politics, Passion.

The festival will offer a range of events including author talks, exciting panel discussions, in-depth conversations and family events.

More information and full program

Time Traveller's Book Club: Deep Time Dreaming

Tuesday 28 August 2018, 11.00am–12.30pm

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

This month’s book is Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths, Black Inc, 2018

A brilliant and reflective history of Australian archaeology in its ‘Elizabethan age of exploration’, when discovery of this continent’s deep human past changed the nation’s historical imagination. Billy Griffiths joined his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook. Equipped with a historian’s inquiring mind, he embarks on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent.

Free, bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

T'riffic Tales for Toddlers

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 10.30am–11.30am

Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

Welcome to story time for Mkids and their carers. Heidi Pritchard, manager of our community outreach programs, will regale us with two terrific tales by Australian author Kaz Cooke, The Terrible Underpants and Wanda-Linda goes Beserk. Story time will be followed by a snack and a craft session.

Free for Mkids and Friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

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

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
More information and bookings at NFSA

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
NFSA Theatrette, National Film and Sound Archives
More information and bookings at NFSA