Take a Look is a new installation from the National Library of Australia, exploring Australian stories through the Library’s collections.
2 Jul 2021
Preservation story: saving scrunched records
In 2017, National Library Fellow Dr Sue Chen found a fragile Chinese document, along with several...
7 Jun 2021
Banjo Paterson: From Acquisition to Exhibition
The National Library, your home of Australian stories, is proud to be the custodian of the...
28 May 2021
Charlotte Clark: a woman discovered and imagined
Dr Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet and visual artist with a background in music. Much...
19 May 2021
The Globes of Vincenzo Coronelli
Inside the entrance of the Main Reading Room at the National Library sit two handsome globes...
11 May 2021
Old Parliament House: A Building of ‘Firsts’
On 9 May 2021, Old Parliament House celebrated it’s 94th birthday and I have been pondering...
13 Apr 2021
Zimmermann + Athol Shmith: Fashion Photography
In September 2020, fashion label Zimmermann launched their 2021 Spring Collection, Wild Botanica. The collection features...
8 Mar 2021
Canberra Day Meets International Women's Day
I wrote a Canberra Day post last year, which came out of my dismay at no...
5 Mar 2021
Discover the Music Collection
A small but striking sculpture on display in the Special Collections Reading Room symbolically invites you...
26 Feb 2021
Harvest: Enlighten 2021 at the National Library
Explore some fruity tales from the National Library’s collections as part of Enlighten 2021. Inspired by...
26 Feb 2021
Exclusive Q&A with Nicky Zimmermann
In this exclusive interview with the National Library, Nicky Zimmermann discusses how she drew creative inspiration...
25 Feb 2021
Zimmermann + Ellis Rowan at the National Library
Erythrina insularis F.M. Baily, family Fabaceae and butterflies, Papua New Guinea, nla.cat-vn1168540, alongside a look from...
5 Feb 2021
A Century of Australian Advertising Posters
What can we learn from the sentiment and imagery used to sell Australians of the past...
22 Jan 2021
Belinda Murrell on writing memoir
People often used to ask me, ‘have you ever thought about writing a book with your...
19 Jan 2021
Summer Long Reads - Part 3
Before COVID-19 and physical distancing, before bushfires and closed borders, the ‘great Australian dream’ for Australians...
15 Jan 2021
In the blood: Kate Forsyth on creativity and DNA
We all know that we inherit the colour of our eyes from our parents.If you sneeze...
12 Jan 2021
Summer Long Reads - Part 2
The Great Australian Dream Before COVID-19 and physical distancing, before bushfires and closed borders, the ‘great...
8 Jan 2021
Summer Reading Recommendations
The NLA Publishing team has put together a selection of reading recommendations to keep you entertained...
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