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ON TOUR - Flashback: 160 Years of Australian Fashion Photos

The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in this touring display.

Family Fragments

Photographic etchings by Sally McInerney; a rare insight into the private lives of one of Australia's artistic icons, Olive Cotton and her husband's family.

Celebration: Jewish Community Photographs

An  intimate glimps at religious and cultural events from the Jewish community by Sydney-based Polish photographer D-Mo Zajac.

New appointments to Library Council of NSW

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has welcomed three new appointments and two reappointments to the Library Council of NSW. 

Entries now open for the 2016 National Biography Award

ntries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir – the National Biography Award 2016, with $25,000 awarded to the winner and $1,000 for each shortlisted author.

Winners of Australia's first dedicated digital fellowship announced

The State Library of NSW announces that the inaugural $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship - the first of its kind to be offered by an Australian cultural organisation - has been awarded to Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw.

Letter fragment recording Lasseter's fateful last words donated to NSW State Library

“I’m done for”! A letter fragment containing these fatal last words of inland explorer Harold Lasseter, discovered attached to his dead body in 1931, will go on public display for the first time.

Satire in the time of war: cartoons by Hal Eyre 1914 - 1918

This display depicts World War I from a newspaper cartoonist’s perspective. 

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