Watch Louise Anemaat present the 2019 Foxcroft Lecture on early-colonial artworks acquired by the State Library of NSW in 2011.
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Presenting the 2018 Foxcroft Lecture, hear Jean-Dominique Mellot discuss police surveillance of the Parisian book trade in the 1750s.
Hear an enthralling panel conversation about the Library's work conserving precious books, and the surprising discoveries that have been made.
Watch Patrick Spedding's 2016 Foxcroft Lecture on the history of private case collections, filed by libraries as 'dangerous' books.
Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems.
Learn the significance of Victor Hugo’s bequest to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in this inspiring talk by Guillaume Fau.
See why Melbourne is a major centre for Australian printmaking and artists' books.
Oxford University’s historic Bodleian libraries are celebrated around the world; Richard Ovenden tells us why.