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The art and design collections of State Library of Queensland contain a broad range of materials relating to the world history of art from pre-history to the present day. The collection strength of 19th and 20th century Western art resources is complemented by the contemporary resources of the Asia Pacific Design Library and the specialist collections comprised of the Australian Library of Art, including the Artists’ Book Collection, the History and Art of the Book Collection, the Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan and the Australian Art Research Collection.
The Australian Library of Art comprises four collections relating to the fine arts in Australia and the many arts and crafts of the book - the Artists’ Book Collection, the History and Art of the Book Collection, the Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan and the Australian Art Research Collection.
The Asia Pacific Design Library is a unique hub where you can access publications, lectures, exhibitions, research and more.
Gain a unique insight into the life and work of contemporary Australian artists through The James C Sourris AM Collection.