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.
See a short time-lapse video of the installation of the Library's 'World of the book' exhibition in the iconic Dome Galleries.
Watch our panel of award-winning graphic designers discuss the challenges and rewards of contemporary book design.
Hear an enthralling panel conversation about the Library's work conserving precious books, and the surprising discoveries that have been made.
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.
Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems.
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...