The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, ultimately included many of the rights Evatt insisted on including creative expression, reasonable working conditions and access to education.
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The Museum is proud to announce the winner of our special category – ‘Australian Democracy’ in the 2014 National History Challenge.
We are all prone to falling prey to myths and misconceptions. The popular misconceptions surrounding medieval food and drink are particularly prevalent – the food was simple, unvaried, brown and eaten with the fingers.
During 1915 there was heated parliamentary debate on a piece of controversial legislation which still has resonance a century later—the War Precautions Act.
Two parts of my life collided on Saturday. My workplace, Old Parliament House, and my preferred mode of transport, a Geopolis 250 Scooter.
On 15th September the museum will be celebrating the United Nations International Day of Democracy. This day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, when it ‘encouraged governments to strengthen national programs devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy’.
What type of world do you live in? Our increasing interconnectivity through technology or international policy issues puts forward an argument that we need to look beyond our immediate surroundings: that we need to think Global.
In 2015, two years from now, Australians and others around the world will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a document of rights which was forced upon King John of England on 15 June 1215.
For several years in the late 1920s and 1930s, before the opening of the Australian War Memorial, the provisional Parliament House (now the Museum of Australian Democracy) was the focus of Anzac Day ceremonies in Canberra.
Behind the Lines 2012 is not just for adult visitors, as a part of our ongoing commitment to family programming, the museum has created exciting and engaging content that brings children into the conversation about political cartooning.
2012 has been a big year for the Museum of Australian Democracy.
From 26 November until 2 December the museum will be hosting a special History Channel film preview—a new documentary, “The People Speak”, which has the intriguing tagline “Democracy is not a spectator sport”.
Each year the Museum of Australian Democracy marks the anniversary of the events that surrounded the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975. This year we will focus our commemoration on one place, on one day.
News just in from the Museums Australia conference in Adelaide, our Marnti warajanga – a walk together travelling exhibition has won the Museums and Galleries National Award for the level 3 category ($150,000 to $500,000) temporary exhibition.
666 ABC Canberra Mornings presenter, Alex Sloan, and museum historian, Dr Barry York, are sharing stories from the museum’s oral history collection during September. The latest theme from the collection is ‘librarians and journalists’.
666 ABC Canberra Mornings presenter, Alex Sloan, and museum historian, Dr Barry York, are sharing stories from the museum’s oral history collection during September. The latest theme from the collection is ‘bygone jobs’.
666 ABC Canberra Mornings presenter, Alex Sloan, and museum historian, Dr Barry York, are sharing stories from the museum’s oral history collection during September. The latest theme from the collection is ‘staffers to prime ministers’.
Saturday, 15 September is the United Nations International Day of Democracy, a day for marking and celebrating the institution of democracy. This year the museum and the United Nations are together marking the day.
666 ABC Canberra Mornings presenter, Alex Sloan, and museum historian, Dr Barry York, will be sharing stories from the oral history collection during September.
As the new school term begins and we here in Community Learning tuck our school holiday programs away for a winter hibernation, we thought you might like to know a little more about the philosophies that underpin them.