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Mon. 19 June 2017, 10:00 am – 11:30 am AEST
Sensory objects is a participatory access workshop held every third Monday of the month. Join facilitator Beaux Guarini as we explore objects and stories using sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.
$10 includes morning tea
Bunyip Room, National Museum of Australia
Monday 22 May 2017, 10–11.30am
Curator for the day
Bring an object from home and share a short story about why it is significant to you. Presentations will be followed by a discussion inspired by these treasured artefacts.
Monday 19 June 2017, 10–11.30am
Blood, sweat and gears
Discover cycling’s contribution to Australian life, from its role in the emancipation of women to cultivating a national sporting identity.
Monday 17 July 2017, 10–11.30am
A taste of East meets West
Discover how the gold rush brought Chinese market gardens to rural Australia, then delve into the ways new produce and flavours have changed our palate forever.
Monday 21 August 2017, 10–11.30am
Pleasures of play
Rediscover the joy of play, as we delve into our inspirational collections of toys, games and fun objects to unleash your imagination.
Monday 18 September 2017, 10–11.30am
Australian gardens through thyme
From English cottage gardens in arid lands to native species in bustling cities, dig into our garden-related collections in this sensory spectacle of colour, texture and scent.
Monday 16 October 2017, 10–11.30am
A landscape of sound
Stroll through the Museum and unravel the complexities of objects through Australian songs, sounds and stories.
Monday 20 November 2017, 10–11.30am
So you want to host an exhibition?
Have you ever wondered what goes into planning a museum exhibition? Who does what? What stories are told? Which objects are used? Join us for a morning of role playing as we create a pop-up exhibition from our hands-on Education collection.
Monday 18 December 2017, 10–11.30am
What rituals and festivals happen around the world during the merry month of December? Join us for a friendly cross-cultural exchange and ‘sense-sational’ exploration using our tastebuds.