National Museum of Australia art and music access programs

. July 19, 2012 . 0 Comments

National Museum of Australia art and music access programs are committed to providing innovative, accessible and exciting programs so everyone can experience the stories, displays and atmosphere of the Museum.


Aerial view of The National Museum of Australia on Acton Peninsula, Canberra. Photo: George Serras, National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia continues it’s popular music workshops for people with disabilities in 2012. Two free workshops have been developed for people with a disability: one for preschool children and their families, and one for adults.

Adult music programs
Monday 20 August, Monday 22 October
10-11.30am
Free
Meet at the Information Desk in the Hall

Preschool children with their families music programs
These workshops are designed for all preschoolers with or without a disability
Monday 17 September (booked out), Monday 19 November (booked out)
10-11.30am
Free
Meet at the Information Desk in the Hall

The Museumoffers a new art workshop program for adults with a disability that explores the exhibitions and themes in the Museum with art and creative crafts. These regular workshops are facilitated by artist Ali Aedy.

Bookings are essential for music and art workshops.

Friday 3 August: Puppets on a string …
1–2.30pm
Cost: $20 per workshop, $10 for Friends of the Museum
Meet at the Information Desk in the Hall

Exhibition focus: Through looking at the wonderful and unusual puppets displayed in the Landmarks gallery we will make various puppets, as a form of self portrait and play with them in different ways using texture and colour.
Materials: Balsa wood, tissue paper, paper, fabric, wire, string, modelling materials, rubber gloves, socks, stockings, paint, textas etc.

Friday 7 September: Your own animal totem
1–2.30pm
Cost: $20 per workshop, $10 for Friends of the Museum
Meet at the Information Desk in the Hall

Exhibition focus: Using the Menagerie exhibition of Indigenous sculpture as a lead we will create our own personal totems which reflect animals as individuals that we relate to.
Materials: Sticks, clay, string, ochres – natural materials.

Friday 2 November: Planes are sculpture in the sky
1–2.30pm
Cost: $20 per workshop, $10 for Friends of the Museum
Meet at the Information Desk in the Hall

Exhibition focus: The aircraft, train-set, bicycle, cars, coach and other large objects to be installed in the Hall. What’s your favourite way to get around? A bus, bike or car? We will assemble transport sculptures to take home and play with.
Materials: Wood, lids, paint, tape and bottle tops.

Note: Programs and materials subject to change.

These workshops encourage people with a disability to discover their world through art. We will explore the exhibitions and experience a broad range of materials and techniques to produce a variety of two dimensional and sculptural forms as a tool for self expression.

Bookings are essential for music and art workshops.

Please phone (02) 6208 5021 weekdays, during business hours.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired you can call the Museum through the National Relay Service:

– TTY 1800 555 677

– Speak and Listen 1800 555 727

– Internet relay

and please request 1800 026 132.

If you need more information please email accessprograms@nma.gov.au

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra
ABN 70 592 297 967
Freecall: 1800 026 132
Email: information@nma.gov.au
www.nma.gov.au

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