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.
Watch a short video of Ruth Pullin discussing the work of colonial landscape painter, Eugene von Guérard.
Join Dr Juliet O'Conor for a glimpse at some of the Beatrix Potter gems in our Children's Literature Collection.
Watch Patrick Spedding's 2016 Foxcroft Lecture on the history of private case collections, filed by libraries as 'dangerous' books.
Join History of the Book Manager Des Cowley for an overview of the John Emmerson collection, one of the world's largest collection of rare English...