Media Releases

2010

  • Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 17:53

    Two diaries by Australian artist Donald Friend, believed missing for more than 60 years, have been found in the United States and donated to the National Library of Australia.

2009

  • Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 13:27

    The story of how five brothers started a business from their Queensland family home that became one of this nation’s greatest success stories is the subject of a new exhibition at the National Library of Australia – Thiess 75 Years: Shaping a Nation.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:24

    Community groups across the country will have a greater capacity to preserve Australia’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:22

    Two Northern Territory groups will receive grants to help preserve the territory’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:20

    Twenty NSW groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:19

    Eleven Queensland groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:16

    Eight South Australian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:15

    Seven Tasmanian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:12

    Twenty-one Victorian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:08

    Six Western Australian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 7 October, 2009 - 13:07

    A “small brown image” which has been confirmed as the world’s only known vintage print of the Amundsen expedition’s arrival at the South Pole in 1911, has been uncovered at the National Library of Australia.

  • Friday, 14 August, 2009 - 12:05

    The life and work of Nick Cave, the iconic Australian musician, songwriter and author, will go on show at the National Library of Australia tomorrow, 15 August 2009.

  • Thursday, 13 August, 2009 - 17:49

    Visitors to the National Library of Australia will have the opportunity to view four rare Dutch navigational charts, thanks to a generous loan from businessman Mr Kerry Stokes, Arts Minister Mr Peter Garrett said today.

  • Monday, 6 July, 2009 - 17:48

    Picture Australia and The Le@rning Federation (TLF) have created digital picture trails that blaze a path through vast tracts of Australia’s visual heritage.

  • Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 - 17:47

    If there’s a stack of old newspapers gathering dust under the bed or out in the shed, Australian libraries want to know about it.

  • Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 17:44

    More than $800,000 has been allocated in the federal Budget to the National Library of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Archives of Australia to help collect and preserve huge volumes of digital information.

  • Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 17:42

    Cunningham Martyn Design has been awarded the tender to design the National Library of Australia’s new Treasures Gallery and Exhibition Gallery which are scheduled to open late next year.

  • Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:40

    Multicultural groups are encouraged to apply for the 2009 Community Heritage Grants, managed by the National Library of Australia, before applications close on 5 June.

  • Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 17:39

    Many of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, including Lieutenant James Cook’s Endeavour Journal, will go on show in a special preview of the new state-of-the-art Treasures Gallery, scheduled to open late next year.

  • Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 17:37

    Rarely seen items from the National Library of Australia’s Ballets Russes collection, the largest of its kind in Australia, will go on show at the National Library in Canberra from Thursday 9 April.

  • Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 18:35

    The Managing Director of the ABC, Mark Scott, and Emmy-nominated producer Marcus Gillezeau will speak at the National Library of Australia’s Innovative Ideas Forum this Friday, 27 March.

  • Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 18:33

    One of the National Library of Australia’s most significant acquisitions, 56 watercolour paintings by First Fleet artist George Raper, now forms the basis of a stunning new National Library publication.

  • Tuesday, 10 March, 2009 - 18:32

    The National Library is calling for applications for the 2009 Community Heritage Grants.
    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.

  • Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 18:31

    Discover the National Library’s ‘true romance section’ at Literary Lovers: Speed Dating for Book Lovers, on Friday 20 February.

    Anyone can try speed dating, but only the National Library can offer it, literarily speaking, with such style.

2008

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