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Cowen Gallery

Cowen Gallery houses a permanent exhibition of selected artworks from the Library's Pictures Collection. The current selection includes portraits and landscapes, and historical and contemporary works to create connections and tell new stories.

World of the book

Explore the rare, the sacred and the iconic in this one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today.

Ned Kelly's armour

Our new display of Kelly's armour, alongside his colourfully worded Jerilderie letter, asks provocative questions about truth, mythmaking and nationhood.