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La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

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Free, secular and democratic: the curator’s view

Friday 31 May 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 1 June 2013, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Free
Keith Murdoch Gallery
Main entry, Swanston Street
Has wheelchair access

Join curator Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architecture at RMIT, as she traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library). Hear about the Library’s origins as the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne.

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

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