Your one-stop shop for Canberra GLAMR events!
Wednesday 20 July
12-1pm, Smith’s Alternative
Learn how to crochet, or use your existing skillz to make useful items for St Vinnies Winter appeal.
(repeated on Wednesday 27 July)
Thursday 21 July
Dr Cathy Offord (Principal Research Scientist at RBG Sydney) assesses the storage potential of seeds from Australian rainforest species.
Friday 22 July
9:30am-12pm, Menzies Library, ANU
For ACT research data producers and consumers to learn about recent initiatives, prospects for likely developments, and future opportunities in research data.
Saturday 23 July
ACT & Regional Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium
CSO, Mount Stromlo
The symposium asks how people, practice and planning relate to place making, recognising and celebrating our spaces and shared cultural and natural heritage.
The concept of landscape has moved on from its early meaning of open areas of land and planted gardens; based on only aesthetic appeal. How can we extend our understanding of our landscape, the natural, the built and the Indigenous, into better planning of our city, our suburbs and their settings and into a city that understands and draws from its cultural and natural heritage values; from the people, communities, and the environment that inhabit it and exude it?
11am-12:30pm, Civic Library
(Let’s write Canberra)
Are you writing professionally or for yourself or just want a group of like-minded typists hanging out with you while you are visited by your muse?
Discover the stories of the families who lived at Blundells Cottage and how the NCA grew up around this humble dwelling.
1:30-3:30pm, YWCA House, $ variable
For budding writers looking to get their work published!
2-3pm, Tuggeranong Library
Hear about Winter in Canberra gardens: protecting plants from the cold, what to plant, and getting ready for spring.
Monday 25 July
Panel talk on Indigenous land title and implications for land use planning.
Tuesday 26 July
11am-12:30pm, NMA (possibly NMA members only?)
Join archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Museum, Dr Mike Smith, for this history book club with a difference.
12:30-2pm, HC Coombs Building, ANU
In his new book, Benjamin Authers examines the unique rights landscape of Canada through the lens of law and literature, taking as his point of departure the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982.
12:30-1:30pm, Ferguson room, NLA
Liz Luchetti, Assistant Secretary, Library Collections and Databases Branch and Sam Spencer, Library Innovation Manager, will talk about past, present and future Library innovation and demonstrate their favourite innovative products that enhance the delivery of library services – the new parliamentary handbook data management system and the news services currently available via the mobile Web@Work app. In addition they will provide some tips on how to engage staff in the innovation process.
5pm, The Drawing Room, University House
Tom Griffiths’ new book, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft will be launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno.
6-8pm, Tilley’s Devine
(Write Together – Canberra)
Get motivated with silent writing!
Wednesday 27 July
5:30pm, NPG (with Museums Australia)
A special panel discussion interrogating the dramatic changes in the media landscape and the implications for the museums and galleries sector.
Thursday 28 July
John Turnbull (former CSIRO scientist) will talk about the importance of trees in Australian culture and the impact of tree-planting on the livelihoods of people in developing countries.
Celebrate the Canberra launch of Graeme Innes’ book, sharing his perspective of being blind from birth, and overcoming discrimination.
A discussion of Peter Carey’s Theft: a love story by Professor Jen Webb, Professor Desmond Manderson, and Christopher Chapman.
Read the book and join the conversation.
Take part in the 41 Art Journals project!
6:15-9pm, The Hall, ANU
Richard Fidler will join Alex Sloan in conversation to discuss his new book, Ghost Empire, his popular ABC radio series, Conversations with Richard Fidler, and the Doug Anthony All Stars.
Friday 29 July
9:30am-5pm, Theatre, NLA
The National Library is proud to be the custodian of the personal archive of poet Peter Porter. From first drafts to page proofs, from notes to correspondence, the collection reveals the life of an Australian poet in London and is a treasure trove for research.
Join Peter’s family and friends for a day celebrating his legacy in all its diversity, and for a glimpse of the richness the archive offers.
Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust.
Curator Cheryl Crilly shares the stories of two Victorian era dresses, on show at the Museum fo rhte first time.
4:30-7:30pm, UNSW at ADFA
The exhibition opening of “Charles Bean: Life and Work”, and a tribute to the legacy of Charles Bean through music, film and a panel discussion.
Saturday 30 July
9:30am-10:30am, Muse (free book signing, but make a reservation for breakfast).
A truffle-filled winter weekend morning! Founder of Tasmania’s Agrarian Kitchen and Australia’s foremost authority on all things truffle, Rodney Dunn will be in the bookshop from 9.30am-10.30am signing copies of his latest collection of recipes and truffle lore, The Truffle Cookbook.
Meanwhile, head chef Steven Sweeney will be celebrating the occasion with a dish inspired by Rodney’s visit: Baked eggs, roast Jerusalem artichoke, smoked cow’s curd, beetroot oil, brioche crumble, mushroom dust & shaved local black truffles.
Sunday 31 July
Book launch, the poetry debut of acclaimed Queensland author, Ellen van Neerven: Comfort Food.
Using food as her inspiration, van Neerven offers a cross-cultural vision of the exotic and the familiar, moving between place and culture to explore identity, sovereignty and the restless quest for love.
Friday-Sunday 29-31 July
A weekend of working with data within GovHack
Please comment with any GLAMR orgs or events we’ve missed!
…last but not least, CLT (Canberra Library Tribe, that’s us!) will plan an event for later in the year.