Rosalie Gascoigne, Tiepolo’s parrots 1976, mixed media, 61.2 x 56.4 x 23 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
© Rosalie Gascoigne licensed by Viscopy
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This exhibition is an opportunity to learn about the long history Canberra shares with the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for safeguarding documentary heritage.
Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra's librarians, archivists, curators and conservators. Challenge your understanding of what a ‘document’ is in a display that includes film, music and dance, oral history and digital media.
Visit the Treasures Gallery to view items on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register: the Endeavour journal, the Gallipoli Letter and the Mabo Case papers. Another item on the Register, the Sydney Theatre Playbill, will also be on display in The Sell exhibition, opening on Wednesday 23 November.
Monday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
Parkes Place, Parkes
This summer the NFSA celebrates the UNESCO Memory of the World Register through a daily screening program of internationally significant films from the NFSA collection. These include the world’s first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), a range of cinema shorts from the Cinesound Movietone newsreel collection and documentaries on Eddie Mabo, James Cook and the Waitangi Treaty.
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
(open Friday nights, weekends and public holidays for advertised events)
McCoy Crt, Acton
Visit the Federation Gallery during a series of special viewings to discover landmark constitutional documents of the Commonwealth of Australia, the ‘birth certificates of a nation’.
Federation Gallery Special Viewings 9am – 5pm:
Boxing Day long weekend: Mon 26 – Tue 27 December 2016
New Year’s Day Public Holiday: Sun 1 January – Mon 2 January 2017
Australia Day Public Holiday: Thu 26 January 2017
Canberra Day long weekend: Sat 11 March – Mon 13 March 2017
Queen Victoria Terrace,Parkes
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies cares for the most extensive and best contextualised collection of Indigenous Australia in the world. Visit our Reading Room to view original collection items, including language materials from the Canberra region that form part of the Australian Indigenous Languages Collection on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register. While visiting AIATSIS also take a look at the exhibition, Singing the Train, opening on Tuesday 22 November.
Reading Room: Monday to Friday 11am – 3pm
Singing the Train exhibition: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Audiovisual collection items and manuscript materials are available to view by appointment. Our online catalogue will assist you to identify materials of interest before you visit, catalogue.aiatsis.gov.au. Contact us to make an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
51 Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton
Join a guided tour of the Australian Parliament House to explore the building and learn more about the democratic process. Also discover exhibitions and displays that include the Yirrkala Bark petitions and the 1297 Magna Carta which are on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Tours at 9.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, and 3.30pm
Parliament Drive, Canberra
Join University Archivist, Maggie Shapley, for an exclusive opportunity to tour the repository situated over the Parkes Way tunnel
To write an informed history we need to preserve the records of the past.
The significance of items included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register list gives us insight into our history and heritage.
Access to collections is crucial for communities and researchers to ensure historical evidence is preserved and available to deepen our understanding of our past.