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  • Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore Queen’s Hall

    10 Sep 2015

    The Ian Potter Foundation will become the lead philanthropic donor for the refurbishment of the Library’s historic Queen’s Hall. READ MORE.

  • New creative play activities for children

    8 Sep 2015

    Today we’re celebrating our younger readers for International Literacy Day, with a brand new Play Pod theme inspired by Alison Lester’s classic children’s book ‘Are we there yet?’ READ MORE.

  • Bohemian Melbourne honoured at Museum Awards

    7 Aug 2015

    Our acclaimed 2014-15 summer exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, received a Highly Commended honour at the Museums Australia (Victoria) Awards ceremony last night. READ MORE.