2014

  • Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 - 16:28

    Where else would you see the earliest surviving piece of decorated Australian needlework under the same roof as a unique 1802 pamphlet featuring the Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay?

  • Wednesday, 16 April, 2014 - 09:13

    Some of Australia’s greatest stories, as heard on ABC’s Radio National, are now available through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s award-winning free discovery service.

  • Wednesday, 9 April, 2014 - 09:03

    Luminous World brings together more than 50 paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers collection in a contemporary conversation about light – now on show at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

  • Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 10:36

    Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia, featuring many of the greatest maps in the world, has become the National Library of Australia's most successful exhibition.

  • Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 16:44

    The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Applications, which should be submitted online at www.nla.gov.au/chg, close on Friday 2 May 2014 at 5pm (AEST).

  • Wednesday, 8 January, 2014 - 15:24

     The Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, today welcomed the 50,000th visitor to the Library’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia.

2013

  • Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 14:43

    They are the maps that inspired the idea of Australia. Rare, priceless and rarely allowed out of Europe's great vaults. Until now.

  • Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 14:29

    It began on a canal in Venice and ended via a specially deconstructed National Library of Australia window  – it was too big to come through the front door  -  but one of the rarest maps in the world, the 1450 Fra Mauro Map of the World, has finally taken pride of place in the Library’s   Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia exhibition.

  • Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 09:09

    Community groups will have a greater capacity to preserve Australia's heritage with the announcement today of the 2013 Community Heritage Grants (CHG). 

  • Wednesday, 9 October, 2013 - 08:23

    One of the rarest maps in the world, the first large-scale map of New Holland, has been acquired by the National Library of Australia and will take centre stage in the Library’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia.

  • Tuesday, 20 August, 2013 - 15:04

     

    If you are being bombarded with 2013 election material and you’d prefer it went to a good home, the National Library of Australia wants to hear from you.

  • Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 - 10:52

    Just because you live out of town doesn't mean you have to miss out on access to Australia's largest reference collection - at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

  • Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 - 12:31

    City of Trees, the National Library of Australia’s Centenary of Canberra exhibition, tells the real story of the nation’s capital – from its very roots.

  • Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 11:03

    The National Library of Australia today (Friday 21 June) celebrates the digitisation of the 10 millionth newspaper page – the Saturday July 31, 1915, issue of the Orange Leader.

  • Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 14:28

    When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, no-one knows the score like the National Library of Australia.

  • Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 14:43

     

    Expert National Library of Australia staff and a contracted textile conservator have saved a rare lithograph on silk, created by Marion Mahony Griffin - one of Canberra's original designers - from likely ruin.

  • Friday, 1 March, 2013 - 08:28

    The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2013 Community Heritage Grants.

2012

  • Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 08:56

    A cheque for 100 pounds signed by Charles Dickens and sent as a gift to his sons in Australia, but never cashed, goes on display this week in the National Library’s remarkable Treasures Gallery.

  • Thursday, 8 November, 2012 - 17:52

    To mark the first anniversary of the National Library of Australia’s award-winning Treasures Gallery, an endowed curatorship has been established – thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Helen James and Jim Bettison.

  • Wednesday, 31 October, 2012 - 08:22

    A total of $428,675 has been awarded to 78 community groups throughout Australia in the 2012 Community Heritage Grants program.

  • Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 14:44

    The real story of outback Australia, through the lens of one of its most dedicated heroes, is now on show at the National Library of Australia.

  • Friday, 27 July, 2012 - 09:19

    An exhibition of extraordinary natural history paintings and drawings by Australia's first professional artist, John William Lewin, opens at the National Library of Australia on Saturday 28 July 2012.

  • Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 09:05

     

    DATE: Tuesday 10 July

    TIME: 1.45 pm

    PLACE: Foyer, National Library of Australia, Canberra

    EVENT: Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich welcomes the new National Library Council Chairman, Mr Ryan Stokes.

  • Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 12:52

    Newspapers that tell Australia’s multicultural stories in their own language are now available online through the National Library of Australia’s award-winning Trove discovery service.

  • Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 16:31

    'I can't let you have my 'papers' because I don't keep any,' Patrick White told the National Library of Australia in 1977, ' ... and anything unfinished when I die is to be burnt.'

  • Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 09:02

    In a first for an Australian collecting institution, two pairs of rare floor globes have been acquired by the National Library of Australia.

  • Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 10:00
  • Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 13:05

    The National Library is calling for applications for the 2012 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 14:20

    The 50,000th visitor to the National Library of Australia’s new Treasures Gallery will be welcomed today, (Thursday 2 February 2012), by the Director-General, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich.

2011

  • Monday, 5 December, 2011 - 12:04

     A tapestry created to honour the life and work of visionary, businessman and philanthropist Kenneth Myer AC has been unveiled at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

  • Thursday, 24 November, 2011 - 12:42

    Rare documents from history’s greats will go on show in Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin  -  a blockbuster exhibition to open the National Library of Australia’s new Exhibition Gallery on 26 November.

  • Thursday, 24 November, 2011 - 12:39

    What: 100 rare original documents spanning 1000 years by Mozart, Michelangelo, Darwin, Beethoven, Dickens, Bach, Erasmus, Napoleon, Einstein and more in Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 12:20

    Community groups across the country will have a greater capacity to preserve Australia’s heritage as a result of the 2011 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 11:26

    The National Library of Australia today welcomed more than 100,000 digital records from the Powerhouse Museum into its award-winning, free online discovery service Trove.

  • Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 17:14

    Many of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, from James Cook’s Endeavour Journal to a letter written by Jane Austen, are now on permanent display with the opening of the new Treasures Gallery in Canberra.

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