News from the Library
Celebrate UNESCO World Poetry Day, Tuesday 21 March 2017. Join three Perth poets at the State Library for a reading of their works.
Capturing the creative spirit and discovering our stories are the common themes that unite the State Library of Western Australia and UNESCO in the celebration of World Poetry Day.More details on Live @ the Library Tuesday Special: Three Poets
Election campaign material issued by candidates tells a lot about Western Australia’s cultural, social and political history.More details on State Election campaign material finds a welcoming home
Simpson and his Donkey artworks find new home at State Library.More details on Simpson and his Donkey artworks at State Library
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day acknowledged the work of the State Library and its many supporters in marking the 60th anniversary of the State’s oldest and most significant collection of heritage documents.More details on Reimagining the stories of Western Australia
Community language schools have received a welcome new resource with the launch of the Community Languages Collection at the State Library of Western Australia.More details on New Resource a Boost for Community Language Schools
Approximately 300 members of the Yungngora Aboriginal Community will benefit from the arrival of the Ideas Box prior to the coming wet season.More details on Big Ideas at the Yungngora Aboriginal Community
Renowned Australian author Helen Garner has won Western Australia's top literary award, the prestigious $25,000 Premier's Prize, at the 2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.More details on This House of Grief Garners Top Literary Award
Donation of documentary heritage materials contributes to understanding of how the mining sector has influenced the growth and development of the State.
Premier Colin Barnett tonight accepted a donation of fifty significant, historic materials from Rio Tinto Iron Ore on behalf of the State Library of Western Australia.More details on Rio Tinto gifts archive material to State Library
The State Library has purchased the first detailed chart of the west Australian coast, published in 1753. The chart was prepared by Johannes van Keulen, the Dutch East India Company’s mapmaker, using information from Willem de Vlamingh’s manuscript chart of his exploration voyage of 1696-97.More details on State Library shows off new acquisitions to celebrate opening of Dutch Journeys exhibition
This year’s Disrupted - Festival of Ideas at the State Library of Western Australia will be held on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, and is centred on change.
It will explore the theme of small movements gathering momentum to seed big changes, with the provocative play on words subtitle of ‘Subject to Change’.More details on State Library presents more than 30 innovative thinkers at the Disrupted Festival
The State Library’s collection of election ephemera gives a glimpse into Western Australia’s cultural, social and political history.More details on Today’s campaign mail, tomorrow’s original documentary materials
At last night’s Library Awards ceremony held at the State Library of Western Australia, Dr Ronda Jamieson was conferred the award of Fellow of the Library Board of Western Australia.More details on State Library Awards recognise recipients for outstanding achievements
The State Library of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Anne Scrimgeour is the recipient of the JS Battye Memorial Fellowship for 2016, and that artists Nicola Kaye and Stephen Terry have been awarded the inaugural JS Battye Creative Fellowship.More details on Winners of Battye Memorial Fellowship and the first Battye Creative Fellowship announced
Storylines is the State Library of Western Australia’s online archive of collections relating to Aboriginal history. People can view, print and engage with thousands of photographs, as well as a growing number of oral histories, historical documents, sounds and movies.More details on Storylines partners with the Yamaji Yanda Project and Geraldton Regional Library