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AMAZE Gallery

Exhibition Date

Friday 1 January 2016 to Monday 17 April 2017

Admission

Free

Opening Hours

  1. Today
    1. 10am to 5pm
  2. Tomorrow
    1. 10am to 5pm
  3. Monday
    1. 9am to 5pm
  4. Tuesday
    1. 9am to 5pm
  5. Wednesday
    1. 9am to 5pm
  6. Thursday
    1. 9am to 8pm
  7. Friday
    1. 9am to 5pm

Location

Seldom-seen items from the Library's collections

In a time of instant communication and digital media, the power of seeing the original object remains undiminished. The stories behind an object are as interesting as the object itself.

The range and depth of the Library's collections continue to surprise and intrigue. They have grown to over 5 million items through purchase, bequest and donation. While the collections tell us about our past, we also collect materials that reflect contemporary society, the here and now. We see ourselves as custodians of memories for the people of NSW, whether those memories are found in Joseph Banks' Endeavour journal or in a throwaway flyer for a Sydney dance party.

Visitors to this gallery will experience seldom-seen items from the Library's collections and the hidden stories and personal histories behind them. A wide range of people have selected these items, bringing different viewpoints and opinions to their interpretation. The displays change regularly to reflect the constant movement and shifting focus in our everyday lives.

Find out more about the items in this gallery on the Curio website.

 

A Passion for Collecting tells the inspiring story of the great collections and collectors at the State Library of NSW. It looks into how and why individuals and institutions collect. 

Made by Afterglow Films.

Passion for Collecting

A Passion for Collecting tells the inspiring story of the great collections and collectors at the State Library of NSW.

An audio described version of this video is available.

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Current exhibitions

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens

Saturday 3 September 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017

Exploring the ideas, influences and inspirations that have shaped our gardening culture.

Planting Dreams: Grand Garden Designs

Saturday 3 September 2016 to Monday 17 April 2017

Australia’s leading garden photographers capture the essence of contemporary landscape design across the state.

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