Watch Louise Anemaat present the 2019 Foxcroft Lecture on early-colonial artworks acquired by the State Library of NSW in 2011.
History & politics53Collection insights44Exhibitions36Australian history32Artists & writers30art26Family History Feast25Culture18Popular culture18art & design18world of the book17printmaking15literature14WWI14architecture14Big ideas under the dome13illustration13Family history13war13military13world of the book12State Library Victoria12performance12children's books11family history feast11Rome: Piranesi's vision11books11Australian history11Giovanni Battista Piranesi11rare books9History of the book8creative fellows8Writing the war7human rights7creative fellows7Victorian history7music7family history7literature6Library collections6digital technology6cultural history6fellowships6library fellowships6Poetry Slam6artists' books6Foxcroft Lecture6education6library6social justice5Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture5poetry5Exhibition talks & tours5Redmond Barry lecture5Melbourne5WWII5poetry slam4performance4one object many stories4culture4indigenous people4author in conversation4library fellowships4foxcroft lecture4Library collections4history4author in conversation4journalism4artists and writers4Redmond Barry Lecture4Multicultural history4youth literature3culinary history3persian manuscripts3Don Grant Lecture3White Night3collections3gender issues3Ned Kelly3Gusto!3history of the book3Environment3genealogy3storytelling3food3Artists' books3victorian history3Making Public Histories3exhibitions3literacy3velvet iron ashes3Collection insights3web2design2music2food2rare books2pop culture2State Library of Victoria2foreign policy2interior design2health2books2Indigenous people2family history records2national security2library fellows2velvet iron ashes2graphic design2social justice2Journalism2diaries and manuscripts2sport2victoria gallery2popular culture2australian literature2India2Exhibitions & tours2fellowship2world war one2Fromelles2Gallipoli2spoken word2Indigenous Australians2art2Law2victoria gallery2book printing2Ned Kelly2
Browse our audio and video
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.
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.
Listen to the 2015 Foxcroft lecture presented by Donald Kerr, discussing the libraries of three notable New Zealand book collectors.
Watch our lively panel discussion on the most interesting and challenging aspects of contemporary book design.
Barbara Brend on two of the world’s great illuminated manuscripts known as the ‘Khamsas’ or ‘Five Poems’.