Media release archive
16 Nov 2009
State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters has signalled the beginning of an exciting new phase for The Edge, a digital centre for young people at the Cultural Centre, with construction ending today.
"The facility, based at the State Library of Queensland, has undergone a $10.15 million makeover over the past six months to adapt the former auditorium building into The Edge – a creative new space with a focus on learning, making, sharing and presenting using contemporary tools and critical ideas," Ms Giles-Peters said.
6 Nov 2009
Through the eyes of Australia’s top cartoonists, Australian politics in 2008 is captured in an exhibition opening at the State Library of Queensland on 21 November.
The National Museum of Australia’s annual exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Cartoons 2008, features more than 80 cartoons covering major events of the year.
5 Nov 2009
Mounted Queensland Police elves will provide a VIP escort for Murri Claus when he makes his annual visit to the State Library of Queensland on Saturday 5 December. Children and families are invited to join the Murri Minstrels and welcome Murri Claus back to the State Library for a unique Australian Christmas celebration.
1 Nov 2009
The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) has returned home after being present under the new Tree of Knowledge Memorial at Premier Bligh’s 19th community cabinet in Barcaldine.
Ms Bligh said it was a historic moment with the Manifesto to return to the exact point where it was first read aloud over a century ago.
“UNESCO recently named the The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) a document of international significance,” she said.
14 Oct 2009
Documents relating to Indigenous languages, the voyage of the First Fleet and the foundation of the colony of New South Wales, the convict system, and the establishment of private legal transactions in the growing colony have been inscribed on UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World Register for documentary heritage of world significance.
5 Oct 2009
A new exhibition at the State Library of Queensland Meriba Gidhal: Torres Strait Island Treasures of the Margaret Lawrie Collection is a fascinating insight into the myths and legends of the Torres Strait Islander people.
24 Sep 2009
Queensland’s hottest slam poets are heading to the State Library of Queensland on Saturday 17 October, to battle it out for the State title of the Australian Poetry Slam 09.
9 Sep 2009
“With the five-day Brisbane Writers Festival opening today and the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award winners named last night it’s the perfect time to recognise the power of writing through this new initiative, A State of Writing,” said Ms Bligh.
9 Sep 2009
10 Aug 2009
10 Aug 2009
Premier Anna Bligh has welcomed the UNESCO decision to name the The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) a document of international significance.
The Manifesto is now among 35 items of exceptional value that have been added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register placing it in the same league as the Magna Carta which is also on the list.
1 Aug 2009
State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters today announced leading New York architect and designer Michael Sorkin as guest speaker at the State Library of Queensland’s inaugural Nielson Design Lecture (6 November).
27 Jul 2009
Modernism is a major international movement from 1917 - 1967 that spanned design, architecture and art and this is the first major exhibition to examine the Modernist movement comprehensively in Australia across a range of art forms and creative practices.
22 Jul 2009
22 Jun 2009
Pick up the pen and start writing - Young Writers Award closes soon.
Aspiring young writers have until Monday 20 July to enter their short story in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award for a chance to win $2,000 cash.
22 Jun 2009
First ever state-wide tour of rare original treasures from the John Oxley Library Collection
Queenslanders across the state will have a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with original treasures from the State Library of Queensland on a first ever state-wide tour.
5 Jun 2009
4 Jun 2009
18 May 2009
5 May 2009
Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.