Collection buzz

Stars in the stacks

A rare books specialist finds that the Library holds surprises beyond the natural history books and Australiana for which its collection is renowned.

Ethel Turner gets personal

A new acquisition reveals the personal and professional lives of one of Australia’s best-known authors.

The Flying Pieman of Sydney, en pointe

Anna Corkhill writes about rediscovering costume drawings for a ballet that never was.

The collection like you've never heard it

Listen to and transcribe personal stories from our 'Islamic Faith in NSW' oral history collection.

A capital idea

Decorated initials — artworks in themselves — have a long history.