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September 2014

Monday, 1 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

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Monday, 1 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

9am—

Learn how to use the Library's new microform equipment, including scanning, saving and sending newspaper articles. Bring your USB stick and email login details to take full advantage of this session.

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Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Clam and Coral, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland between 1910 and 1962, Frank Hurley

5.30pm—6.30pm

Conference Room

Harold White Fellow Presentations: The Great Barrier Reef: Real and Surreal Representations

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Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—9pm

Theatre

SMITHY (Australia 1946) 114 min. DVD

Director Ken G. Hall Cast Ron Randell, Muriel Steinbeck, John Tate, Joy Nichols

A JOINT SCREENING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE NFSA

Introduced by Ray Edmondson, President

Smithy is a landmark Australian film biography of the legendary aviator Charles Kingsford Smith. The Australian film studio Cinesound and director Ken G. Hall had a history of producing popular, successful feature films and this is no exception. Modelled on the style of the sumptuous Hollywood biopic, Smithy follows the young aviator in his quest for perfection, culminating in his famous trans-Pacific flight.

No bookings required.

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Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

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Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Thomas Keneally. Part of Sam Cooper Thomas Keneally portrait, 01 December 2011 - nla.int-nl40583-sc0002

6pm—7pm

Theatre

RAY MATHEWS LECTURE: Thomas Keneally - Gutenberg Fights On: A Survival Story

Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Bequest

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Friday, 5 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 5 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 6 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 6 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 6 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Saturday, 6 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Sunday, 7 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 7 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 7 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 8 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 8 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Films and Performances

US Department of State

6pm—8pm

Theatre

US EMBASSY FILM SCREENING: New York: A Documentary Film: Order and Disorder

(1999, 120 mins, M)

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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3pm—

IT Training Room 1/2

New to the Library? Or a regular who's not sure how it all works? Join us for tips on searching the catalogue, requesting collection material, and using our online resources. This session includes a tour of the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room, and the Main Reading Room.

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Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 11 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Friday, 12 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 12 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Image from page 53 of The English and Australian Cookery Book

2pm—4.30pm

Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: A Culinary History: Australia's First Cookery Book - Incorporating the 2014 Kenneth Binns Lecture

 

 

 

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Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

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Sunday, 14 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 14 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Sunday, 14 September, 2014

Bookshop Events

11am—12am

Foyer

Join author Susan Hall and illustrator Naomi Zouwer for an interactive book reading with activities!

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Sunday, 14 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 15 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 15 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

 

12.30pm—1.30pm

Theatre

Digital culture talk: Social media and the Public Sector

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Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—9pm

Theatre

NOTE THIS SCREENING IS ON A TUESDAY

CUL-DE-SAC (England 1966) 107 min. DVD

Director Roman Polanski Cast Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

In a crumbling English island castle live a timid Englishman (Pleasence) and his French wife (Dorléac). A pair of criminals arrive—nearly drowning when they plough their car off the coast—and the couple must play unwilling hosts. Cul-de-sac is generally regarded as the most successful of Polanksi’s three English films—as much a psychological thriller as the first (Repulsion), and as much a black comedy as the third (Dance of the Vampires). The title is due to one of the film’s producers, who thought the story was primarily about the two interlopers—a pair of gangsters who found themselves in a dead end.

No bookings required.

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Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

2pm—

Ferguson Room

Learn how to make the most of the Library's unique Maps Collection for your family history research.

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Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

More Than a Life book cover

5.30pm—6.30pm

Conference Room

LECTURE: Keith McKenry: John Meredith and the Fight for Australian Tradition

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Friday, 19 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 19 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Friday, 19 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

Ray Monk

6pm—7pm

Theatre

2014 SEYMOUR BIOGRAPHY LECTURE: Professor Ray Monk: How can I be a Logician Before I'm a Human Being?: The Role of Biography in the Understanding of Intellectuals

Supported by John and Heather Seymour and Australian Book Review

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Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

More information
Sunday, 21 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Sunday, 21 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 21 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Monday, 22 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Monday, 22 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

5.30pm—

Conference Room

Work has started to renovate our reading rooms and make our public spaces fit for a 21st-century National Library. Our current six reading rooms will be integrated into three large, modern spaces, beginning with a new Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor. Scheduled to open on Monday 5 January 2015, this new room will give readers and visitors access to the Library's pictures, maps, manuscripts, oral history, music, ephemera and rare printed material in one place.

Changes to follow include an expanded Main Reading Room with a dedicated family history zone and an enlarged Paperplate café and informal seating area on Lower Ground 1.

Come and hear more about how we are building you a better National Library.
Book now for this free event Wednesday 24th September, 5.30 to 6.30pm, all welcome.

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Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Bookshop Events

6.30pm—7.30pm

Bookshop

Join author Greg Battye for the launch of Photography, Narrative Time: Imaging Our Forensic Imagination

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Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—

Foyer

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the foyer. 50 minutes.

More information
Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3pm—

Ferguson Room

Learn to search British census records, birth, death and marriage registers, Australian electoral rolls, convict indexes and much more.

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Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Friends

 

6pm—8pm

Conference Room

Friends Spring Book Club Lecture with Karen Viggers

Join Karen Viggers, author of The Stranding, The Lightkeeper's Wife and The Grass Castle, as she discusses books that have inspired her, including Dirt Music by Tim Winton, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, The Moth Hunters by Josephine Flood, and Stories of the Ngunnawal.

Karen Viggers is a writer, veterinarian, mother and wife. She was grew up riding horses and writing stories in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges. After finishing her degree she developed an interest in Australian native wildlife and she has worked with many species in wild places, including Antarctica. She loves landscapes, history, animals and books, and she enjoys public speaking and hearing other people's stories. She is the author of three published novels, The Grass Castle (2014), The Lightkeeper's Wife (2011) and The Stranding (2008). Her books have been translated into Italian, Norwegian, Slovenian and French. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two children.

Thursday 25 September, 6pm

Conference Room

$10 Friends/ $15 Non Members (includes refreshments)

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Friday, 26 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Friday, 26 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 27 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Saturday, 27 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 27 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

More information
Saturday, 27 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

2pm—2.45pm

Foyer

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. 45 minutes. Meet in the foyer.

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Sunday, 28 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

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Sunday, 28 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Sunday, 28 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Monday, 29 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

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Monday, 29 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

J.W. Power, Tête (Head) 1931. Edith Power Bequest 1961, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Abstraction–Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

More information
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

Public Tours

J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

Public Tours

 

11.30am—12pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

Friends

 

7pm—8.30pm

Friends Lounge

FRIENDS BOOK CLUB

A monthly literary discussion for members only.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Tuesday 30 September

7 pm

Friends Lounge, free

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