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National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601


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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
Bookings essential
Bunyip Room, National Museum of Australia

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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

Year-end celebrations

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.

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