This post comes from our guest blogger Rebecca Daly of the University of Wollongong Library.
The impressive early twentieth century art magazine Art in Australia has...
Two of Australia’s greatest history paintings, William Strutt’s Black Thursday and Bushrangers, are now on show at the National Library of Australia—together for the...
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National Capital Development Commission, The National Library of Australia under construction, c. 1967, nla.obj-147040537
The National Library of...
Earlier this year I purchased my first Canberra house, and can understand the curiosity people have about the history of their homes. The Ask a Librarian team often...
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I was the conservator who was tasked with the work of conserving the Griffin Canberra designs in the 1980s and 1990s. This...
Dr Stephen Whiteman, lecturer in Asian Art at the University of Sydney, discusses the significance of printing and publishing in the articulation of Qing imperial...
Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, launches Hegel’s Owl: The Life of Bernard Smith, which reveals the unique character of an...
Thomas More wrote a book that coined a word and changed the world—Utopia. After 500 years, it seems as far off as ever. What is the world coming to and what can we do...
Dr Olivier Krischer charts a journey through late-Qing visual culture, exploring developments in painting and printing, but also the introduction of photography, film...
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