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  • Old Masters exhibtion lecture series

    This series, associated with the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition that is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from December 2013 to July 2014, explores the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating art and cultural form.

  • Platform Conversations

    Australia’s leading thinkers, opinion makers and experts discuss the issues that matter to Australia and Australians right now.

  • Recycled water discussion: A nice drop

    A microbiologist, a social scientist and an infectious diseases physician explore the benefits, pitfalls and palatability of recycled water.

  • Sites of Memory symposium

    How is memory expressed and represented in the landscape? Memory studies, as an emerging cross-disciplinary field, shed new light on the interpretation, management and understanding of sites of significance. This symposium explores local and international perspectives on memory and significant sites and culminates in an examination of the National Museum of Australia site.

  • Spirited exhibition lecture series

    This series, associated with the Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story exhibition that is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 11 September 2014 to 9 March 2015, offers insights into the stories behind the exhibition.

  • Understanding and Representing Trauma conversation
  • Vaka Moana series

    Events held at the National Museum of Australia in conjunction with the Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition, which traced the dramatic story of human settlement of the Pacific Islands.

  • Weekend of Ideas

    Weekend of Ideas is an annual event staged by Manning Clark House. In 2010 the theme was ‘Fair suck of the sauce bottle: A celebration of Australian language’ and the event was hosted by the National Museum.

  • Who You Callin’ Urban? forum

    High profile Indigenous artists, poets, writers, curators and performers explore the diverse ways that Indigenous identity and culture is expressed in urban environments. Coinciding with the National Museum exhibition 70% Urban, this forum looks at the impact of cities on culture and how it is represented in museums and keeping places.

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