Collection buzz

Landmark work goes on public display

A landmark 16th century book that transformed our understanding of the human body has just been acquired by the Library.

A capital idea

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

The recalcitrant priest

The little-explored Therry papers, one of the Library’s largest nineteenth-century manuscript collections, are a window into the early penal colony of NSW.

The collection like you've never heard it

Listen and transcribe audio collections from the archives on Amplify. 

Inventing the future

A recently acquired set of prints shows what state-of-the-art technology looked like in Medici Florence.