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Mar 29

Assisted tour of Versailles

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Versailles | Assisted

For people with a disability and their carers.

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

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Mar 29

Farewell, my queen

7:00pm

Versailles | Screenings

(2012, France, 100 mins, 18+, English subtitles)

A look at the relationship between Marie-Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. A film by Benoit Jacquot

Venue: Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton

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Mar 30

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Versailles tapestries with Beatrice Thompson.

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

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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 5

Tales from the palace

10:30am – 11:30am

Versailles | Kids and family

(special early childhood session, children to be accompanied)

Join our storyteller in NGA Play for tales inspired by works of art from Versailles.

Venue: NGA Play
Price : Free (no bookings required)

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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Apr 8

Versailles’ Petit Trianon: A queen’s retreat

11:00am

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Simeran Maxwell, NGA Assistant Curator of International Paintings and Sculpture, speaks about Marie-Antoinette’s obsession with pastoral life at the Petit Trianon.

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

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Apr 8

The fall of the house of Versailles

2:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Join Roland Peelman, Canberra International Music Festival Director, for a talk and mini-recital of JL Dussek’s The sufferings of the Queen of France, depicting Marie-Antoinette’s imprisonment and execution in 1793.

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

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Apr 12

Tales from the palace

10:30am – 11:30pm

Versailles | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Join our storyteller in NGA Play for tales of wonder and adventure inspired by works of art in the Versailles exhibition. Watch our social media for extra pop-up dates.

Venue: NGA Play
Price : Free (no bookings required)

Apr 13

Art for lunch: Madame de Pompadour

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Adriane Boag speaks about Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour.

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

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Apr 19

Tales from the palace

10:30am – 11:30pm

Versailles | Kids and family

(all ages, children to be accompanied)

Join our storyteller in NGA Play for tales of wonder and adventure inspired by works of art in the Versailles exhibition. Watch our social media for extra pop-up dates.

Venue: NGA Play
Price : Free (no bookings required)

Apr 20

Art explorer: Creatures of the garden

10:30am – 4:00pm

Versailles | Kids and family

(ages 7+)

Create creatures in clay inspired by the animal sculptures in the gardens at Versailles.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $60, $55 child members (all materials and tools supplied)

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