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Virtual Highlights tour

National Science Week

Tuesday 17 August 2021
Live online
Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine, 2011 Jozef Vissel. © Jozef Vissel

Get your white coat and safety goggles on to celebrate National Science Week! This year’s school theme is Food: Different by Design. Join special guest presenter (and neighbour), Questacon's Patrick Helean, as we investigate some scientists in the collection, and maybe even conduct a live experiment.

Whatever you do…do this at home!

If you’d like to experiment along with us, you’ll need:

  • A flat surface that you can clean easily, for instance a counter top or cutting board.
  • Milk - you can use light-milk if that is all you have but full cream works a bit better.
  • Small saucer
  • Toothpicks
  • Small paintbrush or eye dropper
  • Food colouring
  • Dish soap

Access information

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you details on how to connect with us using Zoom.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

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The Amazing Face

A 14-day dive into portraiture

Always available

An educational and fun 14-day adults’ introduction to portraiture.

Entry tickets

Currently closed

We are not currently taking bookings.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

Australian Love Stories online

Always available

Lust and longing, drama and devotion, seduction and scandal! Delve into an enticing array of tales of the heart.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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