National Biography Award winner announced
An Unsentimental Bloke by Philip Butterss has won the 2015 National Biography Award, Australia’s richest prize for life writing, now in its 20th year.
An Unsentimental Bloke by Philip Butterss has won the 2015 National Biography Award, Australia’s richest prize for life writing, now in its 20th year.
New exhibition: Inspiration by Design
Eugene Grasset, Advertising poster 1892 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Renaissance manuscripts are among the 100 extraordinary objects from London's Victoria and Albert Museum, on show until 27 September 2015. Image: Eugene Grasset, Advertising poster 1892 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London (detail).

New exhibition: Australian Inspiration
Vivid Festival, 5 May 2013 by Noel Fisher

This new exhibition will showcase how the Sydney Opera House, the koala and waratah were first depicted, and how they have evolved over time to become national icons. Image:  Vivid Festival, 5 May 2013 by Noel Fisher

New exhibition on Physie
Image by Lyndal Irons
Featuring contemporary and historic images, this exhibition offers a quirky glimpse at the sport of Physical Culture and how it has evolved since the establishment of the Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture in 1892.
Image by Lyndal Irons
World’s largest atlas on display - extended due to popularity
Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas

Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas, is the latest addition to the Library’s rich collections. It will be on public display in the Mitchell Library Reading Room until 14 August 2015.

Secret photos of 1880s Sydney
Secret photos of 1880s Sydney

See 120-year-old secret snapshots of Sydney in our new exhibition Crowd Source, on show until 23 August 2015. Amateur photographer Arthur Syer captured the buzz of 1880s Sydney using the world's first hand-held camera – branded the 'Detective Camera'. #1880Sydney

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