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Wi-Fi, wires and the future on 9 December

WI-FI MEANS WE CAN COMMUNICATE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER. Wi-Fi has changed the way we think, work, live and play. Its creation has changed the face of global communication – all thanks to Australian scientists with an eye for the future. As part of the exhibition A history of the World in 100 Objects, the National Museum

History of the World in 100 Objects

HISTORY OF HUMANITY – TWO MILLION YEARS OF IT – IN ONE ROOM IS AN INCREDIBLE FEAT. What makes this expression of human history and cultural stories so compelling is that ancient life is expressed through a rare collection of original artefacts so beautifully collected and restored by the British Museum. A history-of-the-world in 100 Objects, from the British

Robert Foster Australian Designer VALE

ROBERT FOSTER THE AUSTRALIAN-BORN DESIGNER OF INTERNATIONAL REGARD WAS A GRADUATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Robert Foster had a love of humour in art. He was one of Australia’s top designers. He was the founder of the F!NK + Co brand which designed and manufactured brightly coloured water jugs, shot glasses and flatware. He loved

Classic American cars for Australian stars

CARS – CLASSIC AMERICAN CARS – ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE DREW IN THE CROWDS FOR ROCKABILLY AND 1960S POP STARS If the security hadn’t been so tight, we might have dared ask to take a spin in the white Cadillac or the white Thunderbird with the top down. White duco, gleaming chrome, shark

A teenage dream 1966

TEENAGE POP FANS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA IN 1966 WOULD HAVE WATCHED THE GO SHOW! The clock was turned back to around 1966 for an evening of mid-1960s pop music and dancing.  All the footage was in black and white – just as it was in 1966 when television viewing times were regulated by older family members and the

Rockabilly takes a swing in Canberra’s Film and Sound Archive

ROCKABILLY TAKES ON DANCING AND JIVING AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE. Swing dancing and rock’n’roll was the liveliest time before 7pm last Friday for patrons at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)’s Southern Gallery*. Real ‘live’ music played by the ‘Midnight Express’ band kept everyone moving and grooving to the drum beat. The musicians in

Friday On My Mind at the NFSA

IF PLAYING YOUR OLD 33 RPMS OR EXTENDED PLAY RECORDS HELPS YOU FIND YOUR ‘GROOVE’ THING, THEN CONSIDER A FRIDAY NIGHT FOR SOME GOOD TIMES DOWN MEMORY LANE. One Friday a month, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra holds a Vinyl Lounge for patrons who want to play their favourite records again. The

Members’ sweetener from National Gallery Australia

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA ARE BEING ENTICED TO VISIT THE TOM ROBERTS EXHIBITION WITH AN OFFER OF A NEW LOUNGE. The old Members’ Lounge which once offered NGA members uninterrupted views of bushland and Lake Burley Griffin has been transformed into a Wedgwood High Tea setting for ladies and gentlemen. It is

Mobile-ising women for business

WOMEN ARE MOBILE-ISING: “WORKING FOR BUSINESS. WORKING FOR AUSTRALIA.” That’s the tag line for the latest initiatives from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry based in Canberra. Kate Carnell of the Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) hosted the one-day seminar ‘Mobile-ising Women in Business’ in Sydney on 09 December 2015 with great success. It was

High tea at the National Gallery of Australia

HIGH TEA SETTING AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA IS A WORK OF ART. High tea at the Art Gallery sounds like fun for children and Mums alike and being able to run around and look at pictures is even better! The Wedgwood Tea Room is stunning – as is the view. Yes, this is obviously a
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