On tour

Find out more about our displays and exhibitions on tour, including tour locations and dates.
 

The Greatest Wonder of the World

Touring:
7 August 2015 – 20 September 2015

Venue: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

In 1872, the newly rich Bernhardt Otto Holtermann used some of his wealth to employ Henry Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss, of the American and Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, to photograph gold producing areas and cities in NSW and Victoria for exhibition overseas. These images provide the most comprehensive and detailed record of nineteenth century goldfields life and, with the commissioned photographs, now form the Library’s Holtermann archive of 3500 wet plate negatives.

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Henry Charles Marshall (1890–1915). 'Writing Home' by HC Marshall (1980–1915), 1914–15 SLNSW: PXA 1861

Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from World War I

Touring:
31 July 2015 – 15 November 2015

Venue: National Archives of Australia

From 1918 the State Library of NSW began collecting the WWI stories of soldiers, doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers and journalists so that future generations would know about their experiences. Life Interrupted remembers those who served — in their own words.

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Crown Studio

Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project

Touring:
18 April 2015 – 15 June 2017

In May 1918 the Mitchell Library Trustees embarked upon an ambitious project: to photograph NSW soldiers heading overseas to serve in World War I.

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Edward Searle, Southern Sun in Sydney 1930, photomontage, 1930, DL PX 162/63-3

Behind the Truth

Touring:
25 July 2014 – 18 December 2015

Photographs present us with reality, or do they? Our initial reaction to photographic images often leans towards belief or trust that the picture tells a true, unbiased story.

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Carmen Dell’Orefice, David Jones’ American Fashion Parade, August 1950, photograph by Geoffrey Lee

Flashback: 160 Years of Australian Fashion Photos

Touring:
1 June 2013 – 30 June 2016
The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in the travelling display Flashback: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photos.

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