Australian National Maritime Museum celebrates NAIDOC week

Australian National Maritime Museum celebrates NAIDOC week
Edited by Travel Weekly

    The Australian National Maritime Museum kicks off NAIDOC Week 2024 with a Family Fun Day on Sunday, 7 July, honouring the theme “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud, and Proud”.

    NAIDOC Week gives all Australians a chance to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The museum provides a look into the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth, explore stories and knowledge of these people where guests can learn more about the traditional owners of the land and waters of the nation.

    The Museum will host a jam-packed day full of cultural activities for all ages, including artmaking activities, dance workshops with Bangarra Dance Theatre, storytelling and more.

    NAIDOC week 2024 celebration

    Time to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024.


    Ben Lexcen Terrace Forecourt
    11am – Smoking ceremony and acknowledgement of country

    Terrace Room
    10.30am to 4pm – NAIDOC facepainting and drop-in activities in Kids on Deck Make a model nawi (canoe), design a badge to celebrate NAIDOC, and learn to make a woven ghost net sea creature
    11.30amStories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis – Session 1
    12.45pm– Stories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis – Session 2

    Ben Lexcen Terrance Performance area
    – Session 1: Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre
    1pm – Session 2: Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre
    2pm – Open-age Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre
    12pm to 3.30pm – Drop-in artmaking workshops with Dharawal artist Sara Campbell

    Museum Shop
    11am to 3pm
    – Tea tastings with a new range of Mabu Mabu teas

    Bamal Yarning Space
    All day 
    – Screening of Barani, a story that stretches back thousands of years, exploring themes of humanity, compassion and connection

    Museum foyer
    10.30am to 11.30am and 2pm to 3pm
    – Explore touchable artefacts from the museum’s education collection at the Cabinet of Curiosities – Saltwater Stories

    Learn about the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesLearn about the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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