Current Events

  1. Framing memory: reverse-painted glass-framed photographs

    27 June 2019

    Free curator talk
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Join the curator and conservator of Framing memory to hear about how this exhibition was put together, some of the conservation required for these fragile objects, and how the framing adds to the stories of the soldiers pictured.

  2. Story time

    28 June 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  3. Australia and the Paris Peace Conference

    28 June 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12 pm

    Australia suffered more than 60,000 war dead during the First World War. How was this loss recognised at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919?

  4. Balikpapan: the last major Australian ground operation of the Second World War

    04 July 2019

    Free behind-the-scenes art tour 
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

    To mark the 74th anniversary of the Australian amphibious landing at Balikpapan, join a curator-led behind-the-scenes tour of rarely seen collection material relating to the last Australian ground operation to be launched during the Second World War.

    Bookings essential.

  5. Story time

    05 July 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  6. Women in war

    06 July 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  7. Women in war

    07 July 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  8. Family tours - NAIDOC Week

    08 July 2019

    Free school holidays family event
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

    Join the Education team for a 30-minute tour designed for children and their families, and discover stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service personnel.

  9. Hands-on History - NAIDOC Week

    08 July 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 11am

    Discover stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who served their country. Explore their experiences through objects and uniforms, and find out how and why we remember the service and sacrifice of Australians in wartime.