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World Press Photo Contest winners on show at NSW State Library

Thursday 16 May 2019

See the world’s best photojournalism from 2018 when the annual World Press Photo Exhibition opens at the State Library of NSW on Saturday 25 May 2019.

The Burial Files – new podcast unearths Sydney’s shady past

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Over six episodes, you’ll hear from leading historians, curators, archaeologists, forensic experts and railway enthusiasts – each revealing a little-known piece of history about a place we thought we knew. 

New exhibition unearths Central Station’s deep dark history!

Friday 24 May 2019

Untold stories buried beneath Sydney’s Central Station are unearthed in the Library's new exhibition, Dead Central.

3,000 intriguing objects, 6 must‐see exhibitions, 1 historic moment!

Friday 5 October 2018
Over 3,000 intriguing objects go on show in the biggest public display in Library history.

World first: ‘listen’ to priceless paintings

Friday 5 October 2018
‘80Hz: Sound Lab’ is an innovative outdoor sound and light experience from the Library's DX Lab.

Priceless works outed for good in reimagined NSW State Library

Friday 5 October 2018
An extraordinary salon‐style hang of over 300 priceless paintings will be a permanent fixture in the ‘new’ State Library.

Aboriginal Elders tell Sydney’s most important story!

Friday 5 October 2018 
An evocative new project led by celebrated Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones.

State Library’s magnificent six together for first time!

Friday 5 October 2018
First Fleet journals, personal accounts of World War One, Dorothea Mackellar’s hand‐written poem about her beloved ‘sunburnt country’ …

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