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Art and science collide as artists investigate the natural world around them.
Spy: Espionage in Australia
Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Drawing on the national archival collection, Signed, Sealed, Delivered revisits an era when the post office touched everyone’s lives.
Discover stories of encounters with shy numbats, graceful black swans and cute quokkas.
The stories of WWI and WWII war brides in the National Archives.
Bring your pre-schooler and enjoy some great stories read by our enthusiastic staff.
What happens when the natural world starts fighting back? Enjoy the thrills of this Alfred Hitchcock classic.
Animals in the Archives
Encounter the pets, the pests and the public service animals that can be found in the National Archives of Australia’s collection.
Lan Nguyen-hoan talk
Hear about the practice of Canberra artist Lan Nguyen-hoan, creator of 'Attempting to grasp water…with one hand..with two hands.'
The real Edmund Barton
Join us to discover the story of Australia’s first prime minister.
Out of This World
See how the space age captured the imagination of a nation and its people, from mid-century fashion and flying saucer societies to early satellites and rocket playgrounds,
Cathy Franzi talk
Hear from artist Cathy Franzi about the process of creating her artwork, 'Coast Banskia.'
Rosie Armstrong talk
Local artist Rosie Armstrong discusses the inspiration and artistic techniques behind her work 'A Requiem for Insects.'
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