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top image: Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf Third Intermediate Period, 21st-25th Dynasties, 1069–664 BCE
painted wood, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre. Part of the Egyptiansexhibition
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Follow the soul on its journey from earthly life to eternity in Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: journey to the Afterlife. On show for the first time in Australia, the collection of more than two hundred objects from the Musée du Louvre, Paris reveals the mysteries of Egyptian art and culture in all its beauty.
Speakers from the Louvre
Friday 17 November 6pm
Henri Loyrette, Director; Sabine De La Rochefoucauld, Development Office Individual Donors, Development Department; Marc Étienne, Curator, Department of Egyptian Antiquities. $20, $15 members/concession (includes exhibition entry). James O Fairfax Theatre. Bookings essential
The crafted object 60s–80s brings together a wide range of Australian craft works from the national collection, many of which were acquired early in the Gallery’s history and have not been displayed for over a decade.
Sunday 29 October 2pm
Descriptive tour with trained voluntary guides for families with a blind or sight impaired family member. Bookings essential for complimentary ticket: 02 6240 6519.
Meet in Gallery Foyer
In the new entrance-level Indian Gallery recent acquisitions join old favourites. In juxtaposing works of different media – stone, wood, paper, metal and cloth – visitors are introduced to the spectacular art of South Asia through fine examples of key images from the major strands of Indian culture and religion.
Tuesday 24 October 12.45pm
'Flirting with the milkmaids: music and dance in the life of Krishna' Hwei-Fe'n Cheah, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, introduces the representations of devotion in the worship of Hindu god Krishna. Asian Art Galleries
Unknown artist 'The responsible editor swallows the amnesty' in 'Maski [Masks]' no.9, 10 April 1906 colour lineblock Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
Revolutionary Russians celebrates the centenary of the 1905–06 Russian Revolution and the centenary of the birth of the great composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975).
Sunday 5 November 2pm
'Shostakovich, Mosolov and the avant-garde' An intriguing lecture by Larry Sitsky.
James O Fairfax Theatre Bookings essential
Early morning viewing
Sunday 29 October 8.30am
Join voluntary guides for a tour of the exhibition, followed by morning tea in the Members Lounge $25 members and their guests (includes exhibition entry). Bookings essential
Members' Melbourne Cup lunch
Tuesday 7 November 12.30pm
Join us for our Melbourne Cup lunch, followed by a viewing of the race on a big screen.
Lunch, drinks, entertainment with surprises, sweeps and lucky door prizes are included.
Dress: absolutely fabulous hats a necessity.
$55 members; $60 guests.
playing in the fern garden
Childrens Week events
October 22 Sunday
Performance 10.30 am
The Canberra Boys Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary with a performance of songs to celebrate the Children’s Week theme of A Caring World Shares. Sculpture Garden.
Family tours and activities
11.30am - 12.15pm Joining a 45 minute interactive family tour with voluntary guides or explore the Sculpture Garden as a family using the Sculpture Garden Children’s Trail activity booklet.
11.45am -1pm Respond to the Sculpture Garden in spring with drawing and clay. Art-making activities will take place in the Sculpture Garden with Gallery educators and voluntary guides.
Touch tour 11.30am
Beyond Sight Awareness
This is a special tactile workshop in the Collection Study Room for visually impaired children. Bookings essential for complimentary ticket: 02 6240 6519. Small Theatre
Floortalk: Australian Art
Wednesday 1 November 12.45pm
Adriane Boag, Gallery Educator, discusses the impact of posters in Australia in the fight against rape. This event is in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre. Australian Art Galleries
detail: 'The child-saint Sambandar' 12th century Chola dynasty Tamil Nadu, India, bronze. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Part of the Indian Art collection.