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April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

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Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

9 AM—

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.

Newspaper and Microforms Reading Room, LG1

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Tuesday, 1 April, 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, 2 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 2 April, 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, 3 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 3 April, 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, 3 April, 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, 4 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Friday, 4 April, 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, 5 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 5 April, 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
Sunday, 6 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 6 April, 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, 7 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 7 April, 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, 8 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 8 April, 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, 8 April, 2014

Films and Performances

US Embassy logo

6pm—7.30pm

Theatre

US Embassy Film Screening: Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 9 April, 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, 9 April, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3 PM—

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, 10 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 10 April, 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, 10 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

12.30pm—1.30pm

Exhibition Gallery, Theatre

Luminous World Curator Talk: Helen Carroll

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Thursday, 10 April, 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, 11 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Friday, 11 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Friday, 11 April, 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, 12 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 12 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Saturday, 12 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 12 April, 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, 12 April, 2014

Friends

 

2pm—4pm

Conference Room

Digitisation of the 1975 Editions of The Canberra Times

To celebrate the Friends donation to digitise the 1975 editions of
The Canberra Times, join former Editor, Ian Mathews as he discusses his memories of working at the newspaper in 1975.

Followed by refreshments.

Saturday 12 April, 2 pm
Conference Room
$10 Friends/$15 non-members

Bookings: 02 6262 1698 or www.nla.gov.au/bookings/friends

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Sunday, 13 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 13 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Sunday, 13 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 13 April, 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, 14 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 14 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Monday, 14 April, 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, 15 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 15 April, 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, 15 April, 2014

Children and Families

 

11.30—12.30

Conference Room

Come and share your love of reading. Listen to stories by children's authors whose work is led in the Library's collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring lunch and stay for a movie.

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Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

Children and Families

 

1pm—2.15pm

Theatre

Enjoy animated short films exploring Dreaming stories. Includes Lurujarri Dreaming (2013, 30 mins, G), a beautiful exploration of Goolarabooloo song lines from Western Australia, and Wadu Matyidi (2011, 40 min, G), where three Flinders Ranges children tell tales of the ancient creatures of their country.

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Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Wednesday, 16 April, 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, 16 April, 2014

Films and Performances

6pm—7.30pm

Theatre

National Folk Festival Concert: The Reverend Gary Davis - An Illustrated Talk by Woody Mann

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Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Talks, Seminars and Conferences

9.15am—5pm

Conference Room

2014 National Folklore Conference

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Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Children and Families

 

10.30am—11.30am

Foyer

Explore the Luminous World exhibition through discussion, meditation and creative responses. Children can reflect on artworks, music and objects in a conversation about light.

More information
Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Thursday, 17 April, 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, 17 April, 2014

Films and Performances

12.30pm—2pm

Theatre

National Folk Festival Lunchtime Concert: The Provost Brothers

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Thursday, 17 April, 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, 17 April, 2014

Children and Families

 

2pm—3.30pm

Foyer

Explore the Luminous World exhibition through discussion, meditation and creative responses. Children can reflect on artworks, music and objects in a conversation about light.

More information
Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

3 PM—

Ferguson Room

Discover how to get the most out of Trove in this double session. The first half will introduce access to books, journals, newspapers etc. and the second half will look at advanced search techniques and the benefits of a Trove sign on and engaging with the Trove community.

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Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 19 April, 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
Sunday, 20 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 20 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Sunday, 20 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 20 April, 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, 21 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 21 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Monday, 21 April, 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, 22 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 22 April, 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, 23 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 23 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Wednesday, 23 April, 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, 24 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Thursday, 24 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Thursday, 24 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

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Thursday, 24 April, 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, 24 April, 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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Friday, 25 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

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Friday, 25 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

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Friday, 25 April, 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, 26 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Saturday, 26 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Saturday, 26 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Saturday, 26 April, 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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Sunday, 27 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Sunday, 27 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Sunday, 27 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Sunday, 27 April, 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, 28 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Monday, 28 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Monday, 28 April, 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, 29 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Public Tours

10.30am—11am

Exhibition Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Luminous World Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

More information
Tuesday, 29 April, 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, 29 April, 2014

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

2.30 PM—

Ferguson Room

Want to know how your family came to Australia? Come and discover how to use passenger lists and immigration records.

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Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Friends

 

7pm—8.30pm

Friends Lounge

FRIENDS BOOK CLUB

A monthly literary discussion for members only.

 

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

Tuesday 29 April

7pm, Friends Lounge, Free

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Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

More information
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

Exhibitions and Displays

10am—5pm

Exhibition Gallery

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists.

Artists exploring the role that light plays in creating and revealing our world include Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Michael Riley, Paddy Bedford, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Brian Blanchflower, Brook Andrew, Timothy Cook and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

These leading artists look at light from the perspective of the optical experience, the connection between the movements of the stars and the cycles of life on earth; and the diversity of cultural, mythic and spiritual ideas with which light has come to be associated.

More information
Wednesday, 30 April, 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