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So you want to work with Rare Books and Special Collections?

Monday 9 October 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

This forum will explore the challenges and opportunities of working with special collections including rare books, manuscripts, pictorial collections, and maps.

Independent Scholars Association of Australia Seminar

Saturday 22 July 2017 - 12:45pm to 4:30pm

From a Georgian town to a global city, what visions have guided and directed the shapes and places of Sydney, its architecture, its landscape, its institutions? Join this Seminar to explore Visions of Sydney – past, present and future.

Symposium: Living our Languages

Wednesday 28 June 2017 - 10am to 5pm

Symposium, Day 1: State Library NSW

Waratah & Thistle: Angus & Robertson Symposium

Monday 10 April 2017 - 8:30am to 5pm

Angus and Robertson played a pivotal role in the history of publishing in Australia and the Library is the custodian of their extensive archive. This forum brings together contemporary researchers working on various aspects of Australian literature, publishing history, print culture and the digital humanities.

International Mother Language Day 2017

Saturday 18 February 2017 - 10am to 1pm

A free seminar to celebrate and promote awareness of linguistic diversity. The seminar will explore the loss and preservation of languages and the advantages of acquiring a second language.

Planting Dreams: Public Gardens & Places – Then & Now

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - 12pm to 1pm

Join us for a fascinating conversation led by former director of the Historic Houses Trust NSW, Peter Watts AM in discussion with landscape heritage consultant Colleen Morris and accomplished landscape architect Anton James.

Spotfire Symposium Landscape and Language

Saturday 7 May 2016 - 10am to 4pm

In partnership with the State Library, artist Jonathan Jones and writer Ross Gibson will curate a day of presentations, conversations and performances.