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'Mirror of the world' exhibition tour

Australian Curriculum years/ AusVELS levels: 3-VCE/VCAL
Learning Areas/Domains: English, history
General capabilities: literacy, critical and creative thinking
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5.50 per student (inc GST)

Students will visit the Mirror of the world exhibition and view historical examples of writing such as a cuneiform tablet and early printed works.

They will discover the evolution of printing and the book – from clay, to vellum, to paper – and be prompted to consider the book as an artform. Exhibition highlights include John James Audubon’s Birds of America, the 19th-century Midget Library and books that have changed the world.

Request a student visit

Requests for student visits must be made at least four weeks prior to your intended visit. 

Once we've received your request, you'll receive an email containing details of your request. We will then contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

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