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State Library Victoria wins Gold in Cultural Tourism at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

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Tuesday 27 November 2018

State Library Victoria was last night announced the Gold winner in Cultural Tourism at the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year.

The Cultural Tourism category recognises tourism operations fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage and the arts.

State Library Victoria CEO, Kate Torney said it was an honour to be recognised by the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, which play a leading role in rewarding industry excellence.

“The Library is one of Melbourne’s most iconic heritage landmarks, attracting more than 2 million visitors each year. Winning Gold in Cultural Tourism for the second year in a row is testament to the Library’s dedication to history, culture, creativity and learning,” Ms Torney said.

“I’d like to congratulate all my colleagues on this wonderful achievement and for the work they do each day in making the Library a great place for visitors.”

The Library takes home the Gold award as it undergoes an $88.1 million redevelopment that will transform Australia’s oldest and busiest public library, increasing public space by 40% and seating by 70%.

State Library Victoria is now a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards in Cultural Tourism, which will be held in March next year.