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UC Open Day 2017

You are invited to view
a unique national collection of

◊        educational archives      ◊

Visit the Australian National Museum of Education on


Saturday 27 August
10.00am to 2.00pm

Building 5 Level A



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ANZHES/ANME Joint Conference 2017

Powerful narratives and compelling explanations:
Educational historians and museums at work

Next year the Australian National Museum of Education will join the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) in hosting their annual conference. 

The conference will be held from 24-27 September 2017 at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra, Australia.  The call for papers closes on 1 April 2017. Papers should address the theme of  Narrative, explanation and interpretation: history that matters

  • Education and its role in nation building
  • Museums and popular history
  • Biography and history

Full details about the conference can be found on the ANZHES website.

20th Anniversary Celebration

IMG_6291Left: Dr Malcolm Beazley AM cuts the 20th anniversary birthday cake

On Wednesday 11th May, ANME hosted a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Museum. Members and guests enjoyed a number of speeches by the Chair of the Management Board, Prof Barbara Pamphilon, and the Director, Dr Malcolm Beazley, AM and Dr Geoffrey Burkhardt, Senior Curator. Light refreshments were followed by a visit to Building Five and a viewing of the anniversary displays and the Museum’s collections.



Heritage Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition

heritage_logoCome and join in the celebration!

As part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, the Australian National Museum of Education at the University of Canberra is reflecting upon 20 years of service to educational heritage.

This is an opportunity to see highlights from a leading Australian  educational history  collection, as it showcases examples of educational policy, curriculum and practice.

The exhibition is open from 4 – 20 April,  with the exception of the weekend of 9-10 April.

Further information about the whole program may be found at 

The Annual Field Trip

The Chair and Board Members of the Australian National Museum of Education at the University of Canberra invite you to participate in The Annual Field Trip on Saturday, 19 March 2016.

The fully escorted tour bus will leave Daramalan College, Cowper Street, Dickson (closest gate to Dickson Shops) at 8.30am. The Field Trip will include:

  • Nerriga Old School Museum – 1868 (with a sumptuous morning tea). One or more of the original pupils will be in attendance.
  • Lunch at the picturesque Yatte Yattah Nursery Café
  • Milton Public School – 1877 and Archives
  • Nelligen Village

The total cost will be $40.00 per person, including morning tea, lunch, bus travel and refreshment bag. Dinner will be at own expense at the The Carrington Inn , Bungendore.

Book early with assurance of payment to avoid disappointment as places are limited:

Museum Theatre and IMTAL

This month Canberra hosts the Asia Pacific forum on museum theatre and young people.

Museum theatre Is a creative and interactive approach through which museums and other cultural institutions engage and educate  their audiences and visitors. In the school museums world, this would include enacting the  historical  period  through ‘costumed schooling’.

IMTAL is the organisation that brings together museum theatre practitioners providing a way to share their ideas, experiences, as well as source advice and inspiration.

IMTAL Is the  International Museum Theatre Alliance which has an Asia Pacific branch which aims to represent and offer services to its members and also to partner members in IMTAL Americas and IMTAL Europe.

IMTAL Asia Pacific has a network of around 200 people in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Japan, China, and Singapore. Members are invited to join from around the world.

For more information on this month’s forum go to

Seminar postponed

The School Museums Seminar  advertised for Saturday 12 September has regrettably been postponed due to a lack of sufficient responses, until a date to be set. The seminar was intended  to bring together school museum enthusiasts to learn from each other about museum practice and to identify the issues and challenges  they face.

ANME intends to continue to contact its museum members to gain better information about their needs and priorities, most probably through an on-line survey.

Celebrate ACT Heritage Week on April 15th

You are invited to a Conservation Workshop
The Australian National Museum of Education in association with the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra cordially invites you to this ACT HERITAGE WEEK Celebration Workshop.

Students from the Museums, Heritage and Conservation Studies Course in the Faculty of Arts and Design’s Donald Horne Institute at the University of Canberra will demonstrate a range of techniques in the conservation of archival items.

Wednesday 15 April, 2015, 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Building 27 Level C Room 18

Admission: $10.00
Refreshments will be served

RSVP no later than Friday 10 April to