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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Tour: Discover your National Library @ National Library of Australia

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces. Bookings not required, however a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings.
Every Saturday
2pm
Free

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War @ National Library of Australia

Explore Australia’s memory of the First World War through the mementos kept by service personnel, political leaders, civilians and artists. Sourced entirely from the Library’s collections, this exhibition highlights the private experience of war. Among the many treasures on display are the original artworks of Norman Lindsay for some of his most famous propaganda posters and the handwritten notes of Billy Hughes from the Paris Peace Conference. The Library holds the papers of Australia’s key wartime leaders, including prime ministers Andrew Fisher and Billy Hughes, Governor-General Munro Ferguson and General John Monash. These are complemented by amazing collections of recruitment posters, war photography, maps, diaries, cartoons, magazines, histories, memoirs and ephemera. Keepsakes explores how very personal experiences of war become collective memory.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
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Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection @ National Library of Australia

The Rothschild Prayer Book, an early sixteenth-century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family, was produced during the last great flourishing of manuscript illumination. This Renaissance masterpiece includes paintings of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by some of the most sought-after Flemish illuminators of the early sixteenth century, including Gerard Horenbout and Simon Bening. Among its highlights are splendid paintings of popular saints such as Mary Magdalen, shown with the vase of ointment with which tradition says she anointed Christ. With 67 full-page miniatures, the prayer book is decorated throughout with illusionistic borders strewn with flowers and insects and biblical and mythical characters. Background landscapes and interior settings are rich in realistic detail. Acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection in January 2014, this superb example of Flemish book illumination will be on public display for the first time ever, in the Treasures Gallery. A selection of the National Library’s own medieval and Renaissance treasures will complement the Rothschild Prayer Book. The display takes visitors on a journey from illuminated manuscripts to a printed leaf from Gutenberg’s Bible, via a tenth-century music fragment and the important fourteenth-century Chertsey Cartulary from the Library’s Clifford Collection. The display also coincides with the success of a major fundraising appeal to digitise, conserve and research the Library’s early manuscript treasures. It is a not-to-be-missed experience for lovers of illuminated manuscripts and rare books.

10am-5pm
Free
www.nla.gov.au/node/7835

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Monday, 13 July 2015

Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War @ National Library of Australia

Explore Australia’s memory of the First World War through the mementos kept by service personnel, political leaders, civilians and artists. Sourced entirely from the Library’s collections, this exhibition highlights the private experience of war. Among the many treasures on display are the original artworks of Norman Lindsay for some of his most famous propaganda posters and the handwritten notes of Billy Hughes from the Paris Peace Conference. The Library holds the papers of Australia’s key wartime leaders, including prime ministers Andrew Fisher and Billy Hughes, Governor-General Munro Ferguson and General John Monash. These are complemented by amazing collections of recruitment posters, war photography, maps, diaries, cartoons, magazines, histories, memoirs and ephemera. Keepsakes explores how very personal experiences of war become collective memory.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
Click here to make a booking.

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Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection @ National Library of Australia

The Rothschild Prayer Book, an early sixteenth-century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family, was produced during the last great flourishing of manuscript illumination. This Renaissance masterpiece includes paintings of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by some of the most sought-after Flemish illuminators of the early sixteenth century, including Gerard Horenbout and Simon Bening. Among its highlights are splendid paintings of popular saints such as Mary Magdalen, shown with the vase of ointment with which tradition says she anointed Christ. With 67 full-page miniatures, the prayer book is decorated throughout with illusionistic borders strewn with flowers and insects and biblical and mythical characters. Background landscapes and interior settings are rich in realistic detail. Acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection in January 2014, this superb example of Flemish book illumination will be on public display for the first time ever, in the Treasures Gallery. A selection of the National Library’s own medieval and Renaissance treasures will complement the Rothschild Prayer Book. The display takes visitors on a journey from illuminated manuscripts to a printed leaf from Gutenberg’s Bible, via a tenth-century music fragment and the important fourteenth-century Chertsey Cartulary from the Library’s Clifford Collection. The display also coincides with the success of a major fundraising appeal to digitise, conserve and research the Library’s early manuscript treasures. It is a not-to-be-missed experience for lovers of illuminated manuscripts and rare books.

10am-5pm
Free
www.nla.gov.au/node/7835

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School Holiday Activity – WordPlay: A Pop-Up Kids’ Space @ National Library of Australia

Drop in to read, write, illustrate and imagine. A range of fun activities is available exploring the shape, meaning and use of language. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings required for groups.
10am-4pm
Free

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Karaoke Camp with DJ Brai @ Polit Bar

Free, fun & frisky @ Polit Bar. Every Tues from 8pm. Warm up as you battle it out on the mic. Prize for the best by popular vote, so bring your friends along to make sure you win! Book online www.politbar.co > Events. Every Tues 8pm.

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Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War @ National Library of Australia

Explore Australia’s memory of the First World War through the mementos kept by service personnel, political leaders, civilians and artists. Sourced entirely from the Library’s collections, this exhibition highlights the private experience of war. Among the many treasures on display are the original artworks of Norman Lindsay for some of his most famous propaganda posters and the handwritten notes of Billy Hughes from the Paris Peace Conference. The Library holds the papers of Australia’s key wartime leaders, including prime ministers Andrew Fisher and Billy Hughes, Governor-General Munro Ferguson and General John Monash. These are complemented by amazing collections of recruitment posters, war photography, maps, diaries, cartoons, magazines, histories, memoirs and ephemera. Keepsakes explores how very personal experiences of war become collective memory.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
Click here to make a booking.

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Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection @ National Library of Australia

The Rothschild Prayer Book, an early sixteenth-century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family, was produced during the last great flourishing of manuscript illumination. This Renaissance masterpiece includes paintings of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by some of the most sought-after Flemish illuminators of the early sixteenth century, including Gerard Horenbout and Simon Bening. Among its highlights are splendid paintings of popular saints such as Mary Magdalen, shown with the vase of ointment with which tradition says she anointed Christ. With 67 full-page miniatures, the prayer book is decorated throughout with illusionistic borders strewn with flowers and insects and biblical and mythical characters. Background landscapes and interior settings are rich in realistic detail. Acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection in January 2014, this superb example of Flemish book illumination will be on public display for the first time ever, in the Treasures Gallery. A selection of the National Library’s own medieval and Renaissance treasures will complement the Rothschild Prayer Book. The display takes visitors on a journey from illuminated manuscripts to a printed leaf from Gutenberg’s Bible, via a tenth-century music fragment and the important fourteenth-century Chertsey Cartulary from the Library’s Clifford Collection. The display also coincides with the success of a major fundraising appeal to digitise, conserve and research the Library’s early manuscript treasures. It is a not-to-be-missed experience for lovers of illuminated manuscripts and rare books.

10am-5pm
Free
www.nla.gov.au/node/7835

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