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  • New exhibition announced

    13 May 2016

    Relive Melbourne's golden age in the stunning artistry of William Strutt, whose work encompasses the brutal fury of the Australian landscape and the human drama of life in the mid-19th century. READ MORE.

  • 21,000 enjoy White Night Melbourne at the Library

    22 Feb 2016

    The Library was flooded with bright lights and sweeping soundscapes for White Night Melbourne 2016, a dusk ‘til dawn celebration of culture and creativity across the city. READ MORE.

  • Howard Arkley Archive on display

    14 Dec 2015

    The State Library has lent more than 150 items from the Howard Arkley Archive to the TarraWarra Museum of Art's new exhibition. READ MORE.