Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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White Night Melbourne

Saturday 22 February 2014, 7:00pm - Sunday 23 February 2014, 7:00am
Bookings not required
See list below for venue details

Join us from 7pm on Saturday 22 February for an all-night celebration of arts and culture!

  • See the Library’s facade come alive with beautiful projections and illuminations.
  • Step into our famous domed reading room as it is transformed into an amazing fusion of science and art. Showcasing the work of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning artist Drew Berry and composer Franc Tétaz, this spectacular projection of biomedical animation, titled Molecular Kaleidoscope, will transform the dome into a giant, 40-metre virus. This mind-blowing experience promises to be unforgettable!
  • Emerge from the dome into our beautiful Cowen Gallery for a stroll among our gorgeous artworks.
  • Be the first to enjoy a free preview of our new exhibition Rome: Piranesi's vision.

Readings at the State Library will be open til midnight on 22 February. This is a family-friendly program, suitable for people of all ages.

Visit the White Night Melbourne website for more information and to view the full program.