The Enlighten festival website has been launched for the 2012 event.
This is probably a good move. One suspects people will come for the lights and some good music as much as to see well past their prime legends of yesteryear.
UPDATE: Andrew Barr is selling it and making clear that they’re integrating Enlighten with the Canberra Festival this year. Minister Barr says the highlights include:
— Late night viewings of Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo at the National Gallery of Australia and Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin at the National Library of Australia,
— A concert featuring Claire Bowditch and The Clouds at the National Museum of Australia,
— Underground geological tours of Parliament House,
— A bush tucker long table dinner which follows a guided tour with a curator through the indigenous collection at the National Museum of Australia,
— The screening of Lights! Canberra! Action! in the leafy Senate Gardens at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, and
— A night of political comedy at the Museum of Australian Democracy; star gazing at the National Library of Australia and a talk on the science behind beer and wine at Questacon.