Current Events

  1. Art and the bomb: Maralinga and the Anangu story - NAIDOC Week

    09 July 2019

    Free curator-led talk
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.00 pm

    Atomic testing by the British and Australian governments in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands during the 1950s and 1960s is a part of Australia’s history that is still not well known. Join this curator-led talk to discuss the weapons-testing program.

  2. Family tours - NAIDOC Week

    10 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.

  3. Hands-on History - NAIDOC Week

    10 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.

  4. Women in war

    10 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.

  5. War and love – Nora Heysen

    10 July 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30 pm

    Join author Anne-Louise Willoughby for a discussion of her biography of Australia's first female official war artists Nora Heysen (Nora Heysen, a portrait).

  6. Family tours - NAIDOC Week

    11 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.

  7. Hands-on History - NAIDOC Week

    11 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.

  8. Make and create - NAIDOC Week

    11 July 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Education Space, Lower galleries, 11.30am - 1pm

    Children and their families are invited to join the Education team for a free craft session. Craft activities will focus on connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service.

  9. Epitaph

    11 July 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.