This exhibition is somewhat different to other exhibitions that you might find here at the Library. It doesn't tell a particular story or a particular chronology, but rather it tells a number of stories that have interconnections you may not expect.
– Carolyn Fraser
About this video
Join Curator Carolyn Fraser for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Velvet, Iron, Ashes exhibition.
Carolyn points out some of the exhibition's unique items – including Ned Kelly's armour and Jessie Clarke's Pageant of Nations costume – and discusses the surprising connections between them.
Velvet, Iron, Ashes was the inaugural exhibition in the Library's Victoria Gallery.
Carolyn Fraser: Velvet, Iron, Ashes curator