Behind the Scenes Our collections Art and Design Behind the Scenes Exploration The Dixson map collectionExplore the extensive collection of 16th to 20th century maps donated by Sir William Dixson. Behind the Scenes Biography Photography Boy oh boy!by Cathy PerkinsIn 25 years at the State Library, our Curator of Photographs has seen four people cry. Behind the Scenes Photography Reconstructing the Holtermann: the world's largest collodion glass-plate negatives.What do you do when one of the world’s largest wet-plate glass negatives, weighing over 30 kilos, smashes into hundreds of pieces? Behind the Scenes History A remote dramaby Angela Dunstan A Library fellowship uncovered an archive of emotion in the correspondence of Henry Parkes and Thomas Woolner. Art and Design Behind the Scenes History The Library’s digitised collections showcased by Google’s Cultural InstituteIn 2015 the Library began sharing some of its digitised collections on Google’s Cultural Institute. In the community Behind the Scenes Success Story: The Mitchell CampaignA passionate group of benefactors collaborated to support the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Mitchell wing. Behind the Scenes Literature Shakespeare at the LibraryDiscover the fascinating story behind Shakespeare's First Folio and other stories featuring Shakespeare in the Library. Behind the Scenes History Women of the Libraryby Maggie PattonThe Library celebrates International Women's Day by honouring the legacy of female Librarians. Behind the Scenes Libraries building communitiesby Kristin TwomeyWinner of the 2017 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship essay by Kristin Twomey on the importance of libraries as information, educational, cultural and social institutions assisting to build local communities.