Community Programs




Fri 17 April: 5.30–7.30pm 

Join six conservation and museum professionals in the CMAG Theatrette to discover the challenges and rewards of conserving Canberra’s treasures, ranging from the Walter Burley Griffin Canberra designs to historical cars. In partnership with the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials.

Free, RSVP by Thu 16 April.

Speakers include:

Ian Batterham (National Archives of Australia) - ‘The Walter Burley Griffin Canberra Designs - where Canberra began’

Nick Flood (International Conservation Services) – ‘The Australian War Memorial Dioramas. Where interpretive material becomes icon’ 

Kim Morris (Art & Archival) – ‘The Orroral Valley Homestead wallpaper conservation project. Care and conservation of heritage wallpaper in a public space’

Megan Absolon (National Gallery of Australia) - ‘The NGA sculpture garden’

Nathan Pharaoh (National Museum of Australia) – ‘Historical cars with a Canberra connection’

Jennifer Elton (ACT Historic Places) and Jennifer Gall (National Film and Sound Archives) –
‘To play or not to play – Musical instruments in Historic House Museums’



For further information about upcoming programs follow the links below.

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Calthorpes' House

Lanyon Homestead


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