Launch into Library Research: Using Pictures for Historical Research

Launch into Library Research: Using Pictures for Historical Research

Launch into Library Research
Lifelong learning

Pictures can hold a wealth of information to enrich your historical research. Come along to hear about what pictures can show you, how to find them at the Library, and be inspired by some of our favourites.

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1 / 1 event in this Launch into Library Research series
22 September 2022 10am to 4:30pm


General Admission: $60.00


State Library of NSW
1 Shakespeare place
Sydney NSW 2000


Session descriptions:

Finding pictures in the Library catalogue 

Discover and explore the Library’s vast collection of pictures using the catalogue, including digitised pictures that you can access online. 


Australian photographs: an historical record for researchers.

Photographs contain a wealth of information about the time they were created and are often the only surviving physical evidence of events. Join our curator for a foray into Australia’s history as seen through the photographer’s lens. 


Cracking the code: how to read Australian portraits 

Every picture tells a story. This session will demonstrate how a portrait can provide information and inspiration for your research. 


Finding pictures in the Library’s eresources 

This session will highlight some of the picture rich eresources freely available with your Library card.    


Digging deeper: hidden pictorial treasures in the Library’s collections 

The Library has acquired many collections relating to a particular theme, for example maritime history, sports and the performing arts. In this session we will dig deeper into some of these hidden and surprising collections. 


Library galleries tour  

A special curator-led tour of the Library’s Paintings from the Collection. 


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