Hear an expert panel discuss the striking design and cultural context of the Library's collection of mid-century Japanese matchbox labels.
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Watch a fascinating panel discussion about the social history of advertising in Melbourne, with rare examples from the Library's collection.
Hear the colourful history of a rare lambswool-covered book created to launch Melbourne's bid for the 1956 Olympics.
View a panel discussion on how the 1986 Russell Street bombing changed Melbourne forever, in this Making Public Histories seminar.
Hear about the Australian artists who used art to capture their experiences on the front line and behind the scenes during WWI.
Hear Dr Stefan Schutt, a previous Library fellow, uncover the story behind many of Melbourne's fascinating ghost signs.