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Feb 24

Curator's dinner: Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

6:00pm

Versailles | Members

Booked Out

Join senior exhibition curator Dr Lucina Ward for an introduction to the exhibition followed by an exclusive viewing, three-course dinner and entertainment

Feb 25

Marie-Antoinette and the harp: Canberra Symphony orchestra

2:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra present a concert of music for harp and strings from baroque through to the 21st century.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $40 concession, $35 NGA members, $25 under 30

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Feb 26

Sculpture Garden Sunday

10:30am – 1:30pm

Versailles | Kids and family

Join us in the Sculpture Garden at the NGA for creative workshops, performance and installations inspired by the glamour of the Versailles exhibition. More info

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free (No bookings required)

Feb 28

NGA Book Club

10:30am

Permanent collection | Talks and Lectures

Booked Out

Join Claudia Hyles for an engaging discussion that explores literary themes around the visual arts. This season's book is Peacock and vine: Fortuny and Morris in life and at work by AS Byatt.

Mar 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Bernini and the King's forehead with Robert Wellington.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 3

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

Engaging tour of the collection for people with dementia and their carers.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 3

Enlighten

5:30pm – 9:30pm

Versailles | Enlighten festival

The NGA headlines Enlighten festival with an exclusive viewing of Versailles after dark. This is the only opportunity to view this illustrious exhibition after dark. Champagne on arrival is included.

Price : $56 (including a glass of champagne)

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Mar 5

The social dance of Versailles: A journey through French courtly dance

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Be transported by the music, costumes and dance to a world of exquisite beauty. You can even join in for some of the dances. Presented by John Gardiner-Garden and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 10

Meet the maker

4:00pm

Versailles | Members

Join Hugh Withycombe, fine-stringed instrument maker, in his studio for a studio tour and artist talk on instrument making in the 18th-century France.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $15 members only

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Mar 10

Enlighten

5:30pm – 9:30pm

Versailles | Enlighten festival

The NGA headlines Enlighten festival with an exclusive viewing of Versailles after dark. This is the only opportunity to view this illustrious exhibition after dark. Champagne on arrival is included.

Price : $56 (including a glass of champagne)

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Commences Mar 17 - Mar 18

Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

9:00am – 5:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

A two-day conference exploring the lives of past people and objects and the living culture of Versailles today. More info + Registrations now open

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre

Mar 23

Early morning viewing and petit dejeuner

8:00am – 10:00am

Versailles | Members

A French breakfast and glass of champagne, followed by a tour of Versailles: Treasures from the Palace with an NGA guide.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $60 NGA members, $70 guests

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Apr 1

Louis legacy, Salut! Baroque concert

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Salut! Baroque celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Louis XIV during his 72 year reign, performing music by Couperin, Rameau, Rebel, Charpentier, Monteclair, Marais, Dornel, Lalande and Lully.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $42 concession, $40 NGA members, $25 under $30

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Apr 6

Exclusive viewing of Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

5:30pm

Versailles | Members

Drop by for a glass of champagne and an exclusive viewing of the exhibition.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $40 NGA members, $50 guests

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