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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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Eileen Chanin: modern women of the arts

Hear art historian and author Eileen Chanin discuss some of the themes connecting four pioneering women of the arts, whom she researched with Steven Miller as part of their joint 2006 creative fellowship.

Dora Ohlfsen, Louise Hanson-Dyer, Alleyne Clarice Zander and Mary Cecil Allen were all expatriate pioneers in the international arts world between World War I and II. Chanin discusses some of the themes that connected their lives including being expatriate Australians, World War I, and women's emancipation and independence.