Upcoming events

The National Archives has a program of events in Canberra and around the country, including public talks, research workshops and conferences. Browse papers and podcasts from past events.

Events at the National Archives of Australia may be photographed and recorded. Please inform the photographer if you do not want your photograph taken.

The Marmalade Files: Gems and Oddities from the Archives

image of indecent toy
Prohibited - indecent toys (NAA: D596, 1935/1085)

This event is part of South Australia’s History Festival

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

An envelope full of wasps, Colonel Light’s door knob, an indecent toy. Sometimes the archivist comes across items that are unexpected, mysterious or just downright odd while working with the collection. Join National Archives and State Records staff as they share some of the stories behind their more unusual discoveries.

Bray Room 1
State Library of South Australia
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au or by phone on (08) 8204 8787.

Curator Talk: Faith, Fashion, Fusion

Glynis Jones
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences curator Glynis Jones

Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm | Canberra

Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Federation Gallery

Australia’s Constitution, 1900.
Australia’s Constitution, 1900.

Exclusive viewings | Canberra

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia's original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

Reconciliation Week Tours
Friday 27 May | 12.30–1.30pm
Saturday 28 May | 11am–12pm and 2–3pm 

Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June | 12.30–1.30pm
Free, bookings required: Book now

Queen’s Birthday long weekend
Saturday 11 – Monday 13 June | 9am–5pm

Federation Gallery
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends.
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Saturday 4 June, 2.00pm | Canberra

Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$10 (the ticket price includes a halal certified afternoon tea.)

Book now

Presented by Jenni Savigny and Sarwat Maqbool

Exhibition tours: Faith Fashion Fusion

Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya. Photo: Sotha Bourn.
Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya.
Photo: Sotha Bourn.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Saturday 11 June, 2.00pm | Canberra
Saturday 18 June, 2.00pm
Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm

Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Book now

Create your digital self-portrait: a program for young Muslim women

Outfit by Baraka Woman. Photo Sumaya Manor.
Outfit by Baraka Woman.
Photo: Sumaya Manor.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Wednesday 13 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm | Canberra

Develop your own digital stories and self-portraits with the support of Jenni Savigny from Gen S Stories and Thea McGrath from Photo Access. The results will be published online.

This program has been designed for year 9–12 students.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$20, bookings essential: Book now

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