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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.

Exhibition The Historical Expression of Chinese Art: Calligraphy and Painting from the National Museum of China Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 28 July 2019 Ticket information: Free

This Australian-first exhibition explores the breadth and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and painting through artworks from the National Museum of China’s collection never previously shown outside of China.

Exhibition The Studio: Collections up close Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 4 August 2019 Ticket information: Free. Costs apply for workshops, bookings essential.

Discover the story of the Seven Sisters in a new installation of life-sized fibre-art figures by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Learn more by joining us for a series of workshops led by Indigenous artists and creatives. Please note: The Studio will be closed when workshops are in progress.

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 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.

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.
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 Ngunawal language in The Studio Time: 2pm–4pm Date: Sunday 16 June 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Join Tyronne Bell for an introduction to the Ngunawal language of the Canberra region, surrounded by the Seven Sisters tjanpi figures on display in The Studio.

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