Many of the items on display in our Exhibition Gallery for the William Strutt exhibition, Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia, previously had dark orange and brown staining on their corners from deteriorated sticky tape or adhesive where it may have been previously mounted. These dark adhesive residues had begun to stain the objects all the way through to the front of the work. As this was accelerating the rate of degradation of these works, we have attempted to remove as much of the adhesive and stain as possible without causing harm to the work.
Carmel Bird, writer of novels, short stories and essays, is coming to the National Library Thursday 22 October 2015 to catch up with long-time friend Marion Halligan and discuss life, literature and Carmel's new collection fo short stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, and her new memoir, Fair Game. Below, Carmel gives us a little sneak peek into the experience of writing her latest novel.
In July, four new-ish librarians from the Library, Joshua Bell, Rachael Eddowes, Roslyn Hirst and Nicolette Suttor, attended the seventh New Librarians Symposium, NLS7. We decided to get together and share what we learned because the speakers were just amazing.
On Wednesday 9 September at the National Library, author and photographer Mark Lang will discuss the achievements and mentoring of Big Bill Neidjie, a Gagudju elder with his great-niece Senator Nova Peris and John Paul Janke, Director of Communication and Engagement, AIATSIS. Below, Mark gives us a little sneak peek into his experience retelling Old Man's story.