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Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 31 May 2019 - 12pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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general public observing the New Self Wales exhibition

The DX Lab is thrilled to welcome three international guest speakers to present their work on developing, building and measuring digital experiences and engagement across the GLAM sector.

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This talk will provide insights into the State Library of NSW collections of private reading bibles. From Indigenous language translations to bibles made for bush life, religion became bound up with a vision of cosmopolitan Australia.

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Historical Authority and Alternative Voices

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 5:30pm
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This session addresses alternative voices and ways that journalists and novelists write about and use history in their work.  

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Family history librarians will provide an introductory program on the State Library's diverse family history collections.

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Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 7 June 2019 - 12pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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flamingo in a pool at night time

Start the weekend with free art and music Friday nights in June.

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poster image for film The Hound of the Baskervilles

Long considered lost, this was the last silent Sherlock Holmes film ever made.

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Camera person in front of the Mitchell Library

Shortstacks Short Film Festival

Wednesday
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - 5:30pm
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Enjoy an exclusive screening of the most imaginative entries shortlisted for the State Library of NSW’s inaugural short film prize. The winners will be announced on the night by Australian film industry royalty and Shortstacks judge, Margaret Pomeranz.

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Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 14 June 2019 - 12pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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flamingo in a pool at night time

Start the weekend with free art and music Friday nights in June.

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Curator Talk: Dead Central

Saturday
Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 2pm
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Elise Edmonds, curator of the Library’s exciting new exhibition, Dead Central will talk about some of the collection items which inspired the exhibition and of the development process undertaken to present these fascinating stories.

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James Joyce

Bloomsday celebration

Saturday
Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 6pm
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Annual Bloomsday celebrations are a regular feature of cultural events offered in cities around the world and this year a group of Irish and Australian actors and musicians will be offering an evening of Bloomsday celebration at the Library.

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