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The Australian Library of Art Showcase on level 4 provides an opportunity to discover and explore the collections of the Australian Library of Art. Visitors will also appreciate how these collections document the fine arts in Australia.
The Australian Library of Art showcase displays rare items complemented by temporary themed displays curated from the Library's collections.
The current display New Acquisitions, profiles 17 new artists’ books added to the collection in 2019 and is open until July 2021.
Artists' books are artworks that use the form or the concept of the book.
The History and Art of the Book showcases and preserves rare and fine books reflecting the art, craft, history and impact of the printed book.
This collection relates to the Lindsay family of artists and writers.
The focus is on exhibition quality items providing exceptional examples of the book as objects.