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Sunday 3 December | 10.30am to 3pm | Free entry

Join us for International Day of People with Disability at the National Museum of Australia, with activities for all ages and abilities.

Experience screenings and a panel discussion with inclusive filmmaking company Bus Stop Films. Join one of our new Auslan or audio interpreted curator-led tours.

Register for panel or tours

Drop in for our Auslan-interpreted family storytime sessions, mask-making activity and gallery trail.

We also have a community barbecue lunch in support of Pegasus Riding for the Disabled.


Free program. Registration is recommended for some activities.

9.15am–4.45pm Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre play and learn space (places limited, bookings essential). Register  Discovery Centre
10.30am–3pm Enchanted trail of discovery in the Museum's galleries. Drop in Gandel Atrium
10.30–11am Family Storytime – Auslan-interpreted. Drop in Discovery Centre
11am–12.30pm Bus Stop Films: Inclusive filmmaking in action – screenings and panel discussion. Live-captioned and Auslan-interpreted. RegisterGandel Atrium
11am–2pm Community barbecue, in support of Pegasus School for the Disabled. Drop in Christina and Trevor Kennedy Garden
12–12.30pm Family Storytime – Auslan-interpreted. Drop in Discovery Centre
12.30–2.30pm Mask-making workshop and see yourself on the big screen creative activity. Drop in Gandel Atrium
1–1.45pm Auslan-interpreted curator-led tour of Great Southern Land. RegisterInformation Desk, Gandel Atrium
2–2.45pm Audio-described curator-led tour of Great Southern Land. RegisterInformation Desk, Gandel Atrium

Accessibility information for your visit

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Bus Stop Films: Inclusive filmmaking in action – screening and panel discussion

Join us for a screening of 4 short films produced by Bus Stops films and a live panel discussion with filmmakers and creatives.

Hosted by writer and disability advocate Wayne Herbert, the panel conversation will include Bus Stop Films co-founder Genevieve Clay-Smith, actor and health advocate Kimberley Adams and writer and filmmaker Dan Sanguineti.

Bus Stop Films has been changing attitudes and achieving meaningful social justice outcomes through education, creativity and advocacy, since 2009.

The panel and screening will be live-captioned and Auslan interpreted. Register

Portrait photograph of Wayne Herbert.
Wayne Herbert

Wayne is an international speaker, author and comedian, as well as an experienced not-for-profit board director. Wayne is Director of Progress and Property at LEAD Disability Services, Vice President of Meridian, board member of Sharing Places Inc. and a member of the NDS ACT committee. Wayne previously served as Deputy Chair of the ACT Government LGBTIQ+ Advisory Council and as a member of the ACT Disability Reference Group.

A highly values-driven, ambitious and outspoken advocate for people with disability and people in the LGBTIQA+ community, Wayne was a nominee for the 2018 ACT Australian of the Year for services to the disability and LGBTIQA+ communities.

Portrait photograph of Kimberley Adams.
Kimberley Adams

Kimberley is 33 and has Down syndrome. She says, ‘I will not allow my disability to limit me! I prefer to be known by my ability, not my disability’. Kimberley is the Down Syndrome Australia Health Ambassador for the ACT Region, and advises health care professionals about how they can better communicate with people with an intellectual disability.

When she was younger, Kimberley competed in swimming and tenpin bowling in the Special Olympics and won many trophies, and gold, silver and bronze medals. Her favourite activity is acting. She has been studying stagecraft since 2015 and completed a Certificate 4 in Stagecraft in Queensland in 2017. After returning to Canberra in 2018 she appeared in a public stage performance produced by Rebus Theatre. Kimberley also performs with the dance group Happy Beats at clubs in Canberra and in the Sydney Salsa and Mambo Convention each year.

Kimberley has been a member of the Bus Stop Films Inclusive Film Making Program for the past two years and was selected for a speaking role in the short film Dungeons, Goblins and Broccoli. She also recently completed a short advertising video with Screencraft Australia to promote some of the resources available to people with disabilities.

Portrait photograph of Genevieve Clay-Smith.
Genevieve Clay-Smith

Genevieve is a globally innovate and inclusive filmmaker, inclusion and diversity advocate and social entrepreneur. Her portfolio career spans the film industry, not-for-profit sector and advertising. In 2009 Genevieve pioneered the inclusive filmmaking movement in Australia.

As the former CEO of Bus Stop Films, she built the organisation into a social enterprise which continues to provide education, filmmaking and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disability. She recently helped to establish the Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit, a free online resource for the film industry on how to be inclusive of people with disability in filmmaking.

As a director and script writer, Genevieve has directed segments for Sesame Street and is the Series Writer and Director of a new ABC television show, Cool Stuff with Fizzy and Suds, which will premiere on ABC Kids in 2024.

Portrait photograph of Dan Sanguineti.
Dan Sanguineti

Dan is an award-winning Canberra film producer. He was the Production and Logistics Coordinator and EPK Producer for the 2022 AACTA nominated Best Film Sissy. He is late-life diagnosed with ADHD and high functioning Autism. He is an advocate for inclusive and accessible filmmaking, and for 3 years was the filmmaking tutor in the Accessible Film Studies program run by Bus Stop Films in Canberra.

In 2022, Dan was a finalist for Achievement in Inclusion at the ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards. Dan has produced 4 feature length films, 3 web series and numerous short films. These include the award-winning drama web series, Fragments (2022), nominated best web series, At The Phoenix (2021) and Aussie zombie comedy feature, Me and My Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse (2015).

Dan works as a Producer and as Film and Virtual Production teacher and Content Developer at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment film school in Canberra.

Tour launch

The Museum is excited to launch new tours of the Great Southern Land gallery on International Day of People with Disability. These live and digital accessible audio-described and Auslan-interpreted tours will also be available throughout 2024.

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