In our world of pervasive consumerism, libraries continue to be founded on humanism. Their core purpose as accessible places is vital – yet they are also now popular tourist destinations.
ST Gill may be the quintessential Australian colonial artist, yet he has never been the subject of a comprehensive retrospective exhibition. At least, not until now.
The State Library of Victoria has received the greatest single bequest of rare books in its history, coupled with an endowment for the collection's preservation. No wonder book scholars are smiling.