Holiday fun for kids
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Get ready for fun at the State Library these September holidays. Don’t miss out on our exciting new holiday program where you can explore the Mitchell treasure trail, stay up late at the Library, or just ​chill​ with ​a ​free family movie. There’s something for kids of all ages.
LAST DAYS! Portraits of War
Portraits of War
For the first time in nearly a century, over 230 pocket-sized portraits of WWI soldiers from an extraordinary and poignant collection will go on show in the free exhibition, Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project, from 28 June to 21 September 2014.
LAST DAYS! Life Interrupted
New exhibition: Life Interrupted
Our major new exhibition exposes the compelling tales of adventure, heartache and bravery – with a dose of great Aussie humour – through the hand-written diaries and letters of soldiers, nurses, stretcher-bearers and journalists. On show until 21 September 2014.
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards were announced at a presentation and cocktail reception held at the State Library on Friday 5 September 2014. The celebration also launched NSW History Week.
Interested in library history?
Interested in library history?
Bookings are now open for the 11th Australian Library History Forum, 18-19 November 2014 at the State Library of NSW. This year’s forum marks the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act 1939.
National Biography Winner announced
Alison Alexander, winner of the National Biography Awards
Tasmanian historian Alison Alexander has won the $25,000 National Biography Award, Australia's richest prize for life writing, for her engrossing biography The Ambitions of Jane Franklin, Victorian Lady Adventurer.
Little-known other 'Sunbaker' photo on public display
Max Dupain's Sunbather
The only known original print of the first negative of Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker has been in a family album for over 60 years, until recently when it was donated to the Library under the Cultural Gifts Program. The album is now on display in our Amaze Gallery. Entry is free.