Crowd Giving 2021

Queensland Library Foundation invites you to join us for Crowd Giving 2021

Wednesday 20 October
6.00pm (for a 6.30pm start) to 8.30pm
Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland
$150 donation (tax deductible) to Queensland Library Foundation 


Join us for a lively evening of persuasive pitches, philanthropy, and the power of crowd funding. Hosted by Courtney Talbot, Vice President Queensland Library Foundation, Crowd Giving is an easy and fun way to support the important work of State Library of Queensland.

Debate and discuss, spark some competition, and participate in an audience vote to decide which of the three projects presented on the night gets funded.  

Together with like-minded lovers of culture, heritage and the arts, you have the power to make a real difference.

Can’t make it in person? A donation to Queensland Library Foundation helps us make a difference for Queenslanders.

Which project will get your vote?

Preserve a vital piece of Queensland’s history 

In 1892, 200 women in Rockhampton resolved to support the Central Queensland Territorial Separation League, with a petition to be presented to Queen Victoria. The petition was signed by 4000 women and is a treasure in our collection.  The scroll is currently too fragile to be made accessible to the public. Funding will allow conservation work that will enable the 33 metre scroll to be conserved and digitised, and will support transcription activities. The scroll is a testament to women’s determination to engage in civic life before they had the right to vote and deserves public viewing.

The Magical World of the Great and Grand Rumpus

Behold!  The Great and Grand Rumpus!  Commencing in December, the Great and Grant Rumpus will be an interactive exhibition inspired by the imaginations of Queensland children.   Children’s descriptions of their imaginary worlds have been transformed into life-size magical worlds of hidden stories, adventures, and workshops.  It is full of fantastical creatures, spaces, sounds and sensations. 

We want to include sensory sensitive children in this adventure.  Your vote will allow us to share the fun and fantasy of the Great Grand Rumpus with children on the autism spectrum, and their families, by creating a safe, sensory appropriate environment.

Help the Conservation lab to ‘go digital’ with the 21st Century Lab 

Much of the conservation work carried out on our collections is immersed in centuries-old practices and technology.  With new technologies however, we are able to better examine our collections using accurate scientific data which informs good decision making for the treatment of our collections.  Funding will allow our conservation lab to ‘go digital’, and provide our conservation staff with new technology to investigate our fragile, unique collections, and to make informed decisions to ensure continued access for many generations to come.  

Find out about past projects funded through Crowd Giving