The magic of the arts

bookings required

Magic themed trade cards by Tom Tit, published by Imp J Minot, Paris, c 1900, from the WG Alma Conjuring Collection
01 July 2017, 1:30pm4:00pm
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Discover hidden treasures in this half-day seminar exploring our Arts Collection – which includes books, ephemera, realia, magic tricks, musical scores, vinyl records, exhibition catalogues and much more.


  • Ian Keese (chair)
  • Marshall McGuire, musician
  • Alison Inglis, art historian
  • Dermot McCaul, former State Library Victoria Arts Collection manager
  • Dominique Dunston, newly appointed State Library Victoria Collection manager.

Rare Book Week

This free event is presented in partnership with the State Library User Organisations' Council as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week (30 June – 9 July), celebrating books, the printed word and literary heritage.