State Library Victoria is temporarily closed until further notice and all Library programs are cancelled or postponed until at least 13 April 2020. Full refunds will be issued and the Library will be in touch with ticket holders over the coming weeks. This does not affect events by Showtime Event Group.
This decision was not taken lightly and is a preventative step to to support the health and wellbeing of staff and volunteers and help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the Victorian community.
For full details on State Library Victoria’s temporary closure please visit our information page.
About the event
Join Exhibitions Curator Allison O’Connell to discover the Library’s Japanese chirimen-bon, or crepe paper books, now on display in the World of the book exhibition. These English-translated fairytale books were produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the burgeoning international souvenir trade. Beautifully illustrated and intriguingly constructed, the secret of their production process was lost for nearly a century and only recently rediscovered.