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Australian Inspiration

This is the story of Julie Paterson, one of Australia’s best known contemporary textile designers, and her design journey of drawing inspiration from the collection.

 

The TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection

Six volumes of exquisite Australian natural history drawings dating from the first days of settlement. 

Shakespeare 400

Commemorating the life and work of William Shakespeare and marking the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

Eora

Delve deep into the stories and lives of Indigenous Sydney before European settlement.

Burke and Wills

As white settlement in Australia progressed, rumours abounded in the coastal cities as to what lay in the country’s largely unexplored centre.

Felons

With its convict beginnings, it’s hardly surprising that New South Wales has produced more than its fair share of villains.

Architect of the screen

Eric Thompson’s career as an architect, artist and filmmaker highlights the close connection between architecture and design in the development of the film industry.

Catching a cab

A surprise bestseller in 1886, Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab continues to intrigue.