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State Library Dome Centenary 2013 - Tours & Exhibitions

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To celebrate the Dome's Centenary the State Library has some free exhibitions and tours.

Previously, I gave a list of Talks. Now is Tours and Exhibitions.

Free, secular and democratic: building the Public Library 18531913 - Explore the great master piece of the 19th Century and discover what inspired it - from it's founding as the Melbourne Public Library in 1853 to revealing the dome reading room in 1913.

The exhibition is curated by Harriet Edquist - Professor of Architectural History at RMIT and Director of RMIT Design Archives.

Date: Thursday 30 May 2013 (All day) Sunday 2 February 2014 (All day)
Cost: Free
Venue: Keith Murdoch Gallery Main entry, Swanston Street

Dome Galleries Tour - See the domed La Trobe Reading Room and highlights of the Mirror of the World and The changing face of Victoria exhibitions.

Date: 11th - 20th April 2013 - 14:00 15:00
Cost: Free. Bookings not required, except for groups or audio tours.
Booking Number: 03 8664 7099

Venue Address: Meet in front foyer Main entry, Swanston St

Enchanted Dome - This exhibition celebrates the dome's centenary - featuring representations of the dome in art and literature from the 1950s to today.

Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (All day) Sunday, July 14, 2013 (All day)
Cost: Free
Venue Address: Cowen Gallery Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
See the Image Gallery here

A creative decade: 10 years of Creative Fellows - In conjunction of the 10th anniversary of the library's Creative Fellowship a display with some of the publications will be presented in the dome dais.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (All day) Sunday, November 17, 2013 (All day)
Cost: Free
Venue Address: Dome reading room Level 3

Free, secular and democratic: the curator's view - Curator Harriet Edquist (Professor of Architecture at RMIT) will trace the first 60 years of the State Library

Date: Thursday 30 May - 1 June 2013, 2:30pm 3:30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Keith Murdoch Gallery Main entry, Swanston Street
Bookings: 03 8664 7099
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