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Join us as we travel around the globe, reading a different book each month with the Museum Friends' Time Traveller's Book Club, on the last Tuesday of each month. Free and exclusive to Museum Friends. We meet in the Friends Lounge. Bookings essential. See Plan your visit for more on our safety measures.

Time Traveller's Book Club – Good for the soul: John Curtin’s Life with Poetry Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us in the Friend’s Lounge to discuss Toby Davidson’s literary biography of John Curtin, Australia’s Second World War Prime Minister. Davidson, a scholar and Curtin’s great-grandson, explores the PM’s passion for verse and the rare interaction of poetry and politics. Hosted by Dr Mike Smith AM. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Time Traveller's Book Club – The Lost Pianos of Siberia Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us in the Friend’s Lounge to discuss Roberts’s hunt for historically important pianos that joined their exiled owners in Siberia after the 1917 Revolution. This engaging history of Siberia centres on Russian political upheaval. Hosted by Dr Mike Smith AM. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

A book with a yellow cover. It has black text on it which reads
The Gold Colonies of Australia

Our book club host

Our book club conversations are led by Dr Mike Smith AM. Mike is a pioneering desert archaeologist who established the National Museum's Centre for Historical Research. He is a Professor at Flinders University in South Australia and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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