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What’s on today

Exhibition Painting on Country Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 30 September 2019 Ticket information: Free

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land. Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

Tour Museum highlights tour Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply

10–11am and 1–2pm
This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.

Exhibition Old New Land Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free
The Old New Land gallery examines Australia’s diverse and unique species and environments by exploring how people have responded and adapted to the land over time.
Exhibition First Australians Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The First Australians gallery is located on two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.

Exhibition Landmarks Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The Landmarks gallery is located on two levels and features over 1500 objects. It explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.

Tour First Australians tour Time: 3pm–4pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply

Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.

Experience The Antarctica Experience VR Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Travel to Antarctica using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology and follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this mysterious continent. Bookings essential. Select your date and time at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

Event Meet the author: Tim Bonyhady Time: 5.30pm–7pm Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Professor Tim Bonyhady is one of Australia’s foremost environmental historians and lawyers. His latest book, The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia, is an astonishing history that illuminates a species, a continent, its climate and its people like never before. Join us at one of two talks from Professor Bonyhady, followed by questions, book signing and refreshments. In the Friends Lounge. Non-members are welcome to attend this event. Join Friends

Down and Dirty in the Garden with a Legend Time: 7pm–10pm Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply, Gandel Atrium Ticket information: Book tickets

Canberra Writers Festival

Stephanie Alexander kicks off the Canberra Writers Festival with a fun-filled journey that will tempt the taste buds and explore our love of good nosh.
Note: Bookings closed on Friday 16 August.

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