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This NAIDOC Week, the Australian Museum is exploring the 2022 theme, Get up! Stand up! Show up! It’s a prompt to all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change while celebrating First Nations trailblazers throughout the generations.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by people from all walks of life, Indigenous and non‑Indigenous. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support and amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. National NAIDOC Committee

Join a special Nights at the Museum NAIDOC Week event on Thursday 7 July (5pm-9pm) with live musical entertainment by the talented Tessa Thames and Bow and Arrow. he night will be hosted by proud Wailwan, Gomeroi, Pakistani woman, Sara Khan, writer and co-host of the award-winning show, Race Matters on FBi Radio. Enjoy conversations with special guest speakers, hands-on workshops by Ngumpie Weaving and wood carving demonstrations by Brad Burrows. Plus, our incredible First Nations tour guides will lead drop-in Waranara Tours, providing insights into our two permanent First Nations exhibitions, Bayala Nura and Garrigarrang, throughout the night.

Throughout NAIDOC Week, there will be additional Waranara Tours available for booking.

Experience Burra, the AM’s new state-of-the-art gallery opening on Saturday 2 July. Join burra (eel) on a fascinating learning journey through Country and immerse yourself in Western science and First Nations knowledges. Explore at your own pace or join a free pop-up event. Children are invited to touch, listen and see while exploring the giant burra, sensory walls and interactive play zones.

Program highlights

  • Live music
  • Guest speakers
  • Weaving workshops
  • Carving demonstrations
  • First Nations tours.

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To help keep our staff, visitors and community safe, the AM has COVID-19 protocols in place, including physical distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices. Facemasks are encouraged.

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