Free, Secular and Democratic: Building the Public Library 1853-1913

30 May 2013-02 Feb,







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The State Library celebrates a century

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This free exhibition explores the origins of the State Library, to celebrate 100-year anniversary of its iconic dome. Learn about the cultural centrepiece through an extensive collection of documents, pictures and objects curated by Professor of architecture at RMIT, Harriet Edquist. Explore the inspiring story of this grand centrepiece of Melbourne, examine the building’s architecture, revisit the landmark exhibitions like the Intercolonial Exhibition and celebrate the stories of the institutions that shared the Library’s site between 1854 and 1913.

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Free, Secular and Democratic: Building the Public Library 1853-1913 details

State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston St

Melbourne 3000

Nearby Stations: Melbourne Central

Telephone 03 8664 7000

Price FREE
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Date 30 May 2013-02 Feb

Open Fri-Wed 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm

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