The discoveries from an exchange program between Canberra’s national attractions and the museums and galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in the United States will be revealed on Monday 20 August 2012 at the University of Canberra.

In May and June 2012, 28 representatives from Canberra visited Washington DC and New York City to explore the delivery of education in the museums and galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.  During this visit the representatives explored how museums in the USA deliver education programs to students of all ages.  Along with the 19 Smithsonian Institution museum and galleries, the program included other significant institutions such as Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and Library of Congress.

The visit has established valuable new links between the attractions sectors from the two nations, with Smithsonian Institution education representatives scheduled to visit the Nation’s Capital in Canberra’s Centenary Year 2013.

WHAT:                 Presentation of findings from Stage 1 of the National Capital Exchange Program

WHEN:                  11:15am – 1:45pm, Monday 20 August 2012

WHERE:              Ann Harding Centre, University of Canberra

WHO:                   Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, will be speaking at the presentation

This program is a partnership between the ACT Government, National Capital Attractions, and Australian National University with support from Qantas and GET Educational Tours.

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