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.
Listen to a lecture by Professor Michelle P Brown on Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking visual culture in Britain and Ireland.
Watch a discussion on the journalist known as the Vagabond, with historian Michael Cannon and Bob Flippen.
Listen to the 2015 Foxcroft lecture presented by Donald Kerr, discussing the libraries of three notable New Zealand book collectors.
Step inside London’s world-renowned V&A with the museum's keeper of Word and Image, Julius Bryant.
Learn the significance of Victor Hugo’s bequest to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in this inspiring talk by Guillaume Fau.
Join Professor Charles Melville on a magic carpet ride into the exquisite world of Persian manuscripts.
What are artists’ books and why are there so many in the Library’s Rare Printed collections?