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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

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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Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

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Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

Public Tours

11.30am—12.00pm

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, 11 September, 2013

Learning Programs and Workshops

 

2pm—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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Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

Bookshop Events

6:30 pm—

Conference Room

Former Director of the National Gallery of Australia, author and television personality Betty Churcher has collaborated with Canberra artist Lucy Quinn to select outstanding works from our national capital's museums, galleries and archives.

The result is a beautiful book which showcases famous works, including Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles and John Webber's portrait of Captain Cook, alongside lesser known wonders, such as the sketchbook of Oscar, an Aboriginal station hand in colonial north Queensland. Join Betty Churcher and Lucy Quinn for a talk about the book, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Includes refreshments and book signing.

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