Night at the (National) Museum- the short of it

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Tonight the Humans of the Brochure entered the National Museum for a Night at the Museum!

I love visiting the Museum, which focuses on enabling us to explore our nation’s social history.  The Museum’s catchphrase is:

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Doesn’t that tagline conjure up some emotions and inspiration?  The building itself is unique and a talking piece.  There is a great deal of symbolism involved in its design, but I will let you discover that for yourself.  You are welcome.  🙂

Where was I?  Oh yes, walking into the building, my first time to do so at night!  Live music was already buzzing and providing atmosphere as we entered.  There were so many activities to participate in, I had to stop for a moment to absorb it all.

The welcome we received was warm and according to form, National Museum staff soon had us all involved in hands-on activities.  No passive learning here!
We had our own mysterious masquerade masks to create.  The super-creatives in the group crafted some stunning masks.  I was not one of them.

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The green screen and costumes drew a crowd.   The talent was compelling:

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I learned the hard way that I need to listen better to instructions when I went to play the Museum Game.  In this game you are pitted against other teams, all armed with iPads and you have to use the pieces of art in the Museum itself to play.  My team finished up with 0 points!!!  That must be some kind of record!  At least I’ll know what to do next time around.

Susanna Defraia, a professional pole dancer who previously performed with Circque du Solieil, showed incredible strength and poise in 2 acrobatic displays for us.  I choose not to go head with an arm wrestle with her.

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I conquered one of my fears when I went and stood in the silent disco with the headset on.  I don’t do dancing but I still had a great time hearing some awesome songs I actually knew!   If you are a dancer, I would imagine that a silent disco is even more fun!

Our flavourful hors d’oeuvres were provided by Broadbean Catering of Kingston and they were soooo yum!  Forgive the purple hue to the pics; it was the neon lighting

Pear chutney, micro herbs and whipped fetta in a tartlet.

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Smoked salmon on cucumber with lemon cream cheeseimage

Roasted cherry tomato, basil and Taleggio tartlet

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My very favorite : Crisp potato wrapped prawns with a lime aioli

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All too soon, we were saying goodbye to the fantastic staff and taking last minute group selfies.  You can attend your own Night at the Museum .  Keep your eye out on the National Museum website.   http://www.nma.gov.au/homepage

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