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Canberra Day Trip: A History of the World in 100 Objects at NMA
Sat. 26 November 2016, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm AEDT
To celebrate our reciprocal benefit with our partners at the National Museum of Australia; we invite you to join like-minded Members as we travel down to Canberra on this special day out.
Our luxury coach departs the Australian Museum at 7am, returning at around 7pm. In between, the day includes morning tea en route at Berrima, a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin with sandwiches, slices, wine and fruit juice, transport and admission to this fascinating exhibition from the from the British Museum: A History of the World in 100 Years.
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive power of the things that we make and the stories they tell, from Africa and the Americas to Asia and Europe. It is based on the acclaimed BBC radio series by former British Museum director Neil MacGregor.
2 million years of human history in one room! Explore the history of humanity — how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us — in this major exhibition. Witness compelling stories expressed through a beautiful collection of artefacts from across the globe. More about the exhibition: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/history-of-the-world
Image: The Lewis chessmen are among the most celebrated medieval objects in the British Museum’s collection. Carved from walrus ivory and probably made in Norway, they were found in a sandbank in Scotland.