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Access All Areas

In this video series, join former CEO Kate Torney for exclusive insights into her most cherished collection items, spaces (including some that even staff can't access!), legends and legacies at State Library Victoria.

From the dizzy heights of the rooftop to the atmospheric depths of the catacombs, Access All Areas gives you an insider's access to restricted Library spaces, along with a heady dose of Library lore.

With each episode we'll offer suggestions for further reading and browsing. Click on the individual episodes below to follow your curiosity wherever it may lead.

About Kate Torney

Kate Torney was CEO at State Library Victoria from 2015 to 2021. Prior to this, she spent six years as the Director of News at ABC, capping off a 20-year career there. A testament to her passion for creativity and knowledge, Kate serves on the boards of Circus Oz, The Conversation and the Judith Neilson Institute of Journalism and Ideas. In 2020, she was awarded an Order of Australia for her services to broadcast media and to the cultural sector.

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