The Library’s partnerships with academic institutions include involvement in collaborative research projects, conferences, publishing, professional development programs and exhibitions.
The University of Melbourne
The Library works closely with the University of Melbourne on activities and joint projects across the year, including the annual Redmond Barry fellowship.
Key architectural drawings in the Melbourne University Architectural Collection were donated to the Library by the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning.
Melbourne University Press and its special imprint Miegunyah Press have published some of the Library’s most significant books, including Sunday’s Kitchen, Voyages to the South Seas, The Henty Journals, The World of the Book, and Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things: A Celebration of Australian Illustrated Children’s Books.
The university is a partner in numerous activities, including the research project on climate data and presenting Making public histories, a series of free seminars at the Library showcasing new historical scholarship. The series is offered jointly by the Monash University Institute for Public History, the History Council of Victoria and the Library.
The Library's 2012 exhibition Love and devotion: from Persia and beyond featured rare Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Mughal illuminated manuscripts from the extensive collections of the historic Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University alongside works from our collection.
A number of institutions from Cambridge University in the UK supported the successful 2008 exhibition The medieval imagination, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, the University Library, Trinity College and Corpus Christi College.
The Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a key partner in one of our current research projects, on the history of photographs of Aboriginal people.
History Teachers' Association
The History Teachers’ Assocation of Victoria (HTAV) and the Library work together to develop and implement programs. The association also enables communications to its members through conferences, publications and professional development programs.
School Library Association of Victoria
The School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) is a key partner in our development and delivery of educational and professional development programs because of the strength of its networks and the level of active engagement among its extended community. Recent collaborations have included the development of online training programs such as the Personal Learning Network for Victorian Schools.