The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Christo­pher Allen

A His­tory of the World in 100 Ob­jects This ex­hi­bi­tion is based on a se­ries of ra­dio broad­casts pro­duced in 2010 by the then head of the Bri­tish Mu­seum, Neil MacGre­gor. The pieces, each orig­i­nally dis­cussed in­di­vid­u­ally and in de­tail, were gath­ered to­gether as an ex­hi­bi­tion that has since toured in­ter­na­tion­ally in mod­i­fied form. The show in­cludes 43 of the orig­i­nal ob­jects. Na­tional Mu­seum of Aus­tralia, Law­son Cres­cent, Ac­ton. MonSat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 9am-7pm. Tick­ets: $8-$20. Book­ings: 1800 026 132 or on­line. Un­til Jan­uary. Mem­o­ries of the Strug­gle: Aus­tralians Against Apartheid This ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores Aus­tralia’s in­volve­ment and lead­er­ship in the strug­gle to end apartheid in South Africa, fo­cus­ing on the con­text and time­line of the anti-apartheid move­ment and high­light­ing the mem­o­ries of those in­volved. Mu­seum of Aus­tralian Democ­racy, Old Par­lia­ment House, 18 King Ge­orge Ter­race, Parkes, Can­berra. Daily, 9am5pm. Ad­mis­sion: $2. In­quiries: (02) 6270 8222 or on­line.

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