Indulge an interest, find a new perspective or start a discussion. We are home to more than 100 exceptional live events and talks each year – and the most popular will find their way here. All are enlightening - many are controversial. Take in the views of others and share your own.
Latest videos Browse all videos
Our audio collection View all
Listen to this recording of author Kirsty Murray in conversation with Justine Hyde about her award-winning YA novel India dark.
Photographers can get to the heart of a news story in a single shot – hear from experts on photojournalism in Australia and the world.
Amateur genealogist Diana Hookham speaks at Family History Feast 2014 on researching her husband's multicultural family.
History & politics53Exhibitions35Collection insights26art26Australian history25Artists & writers24Family History Feast18Popular culture17Family history16art & design15printmaking15WWI14architecture14military13Big ideas under the dome13war13Culture13illustration12State Library Victoria11children's books11Rome: Piranesi's vision11Giovanni Battista Piranesi11literature11performance10books8Writing the war7music6Australian history6library6History of the book6rare books6artists' books6digital technology6cultural history5human rights5family history feast5education5poetry5Melbourne5social justice5WWII5Exhibition talks & tours4indigenous people4author in conversation4culture4artists and writers4Victorian history4family history4Multicultural history4Foxcroft Lecture4gender issues3author in conversation3storytelling3literacy3collections3genealogy3Gusto!3Making Public Histories3culinary history3history3food3persian manuscripts3creative fellows3journalism3Artists' books3Poetry Slam3web3youth literature3creative fellows3Don Grant Lecture3family history records2Environment2Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture2fellowships2health2Exhibitions & tours2Redmond Barry lecture2Collection insights2Fromelles2Gallipoli2music2literature2India2Indigenous people2world war one2social justice2food2foreign policy2history of the book2spoken word2performance2Ned Kelly2White Night2national security2Law2book printing2foxcroft lecture2