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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Harriet Edquist on 'from architecture to ornament'

Professor Harriet Edquist reflects on the intersection of architectural history and design in this talk about architect Joseph Reed and designer Edward La Trobe Bateman – the 'odd couple' who designed some of Melbourne's historic buildings, including the Library.

This is a recording of one of many Dome Centenary events that took place in 2013 to celebrate our iconic dome and all that it enables.