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The Australian Library of Art documents the fine arts in Australia including the arts, crafts and history of the book. State Library invites you to explore these collections.
Artists' Books Collection
The Artists’ Books Collection is one of the largest publicly available collections of artists' books in Australia having in excess of 1700 titles. It features the work of both Australian and overseas artists.
The History and Art of the Book Collection
This collection showcases and preserves rare and fine books reflecting the art, craft, history and impact of the printed book.
The Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan
Donated by Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, this collection relates to the Lindsay family of artists and writers.
Australian Art Research Collection
The Australian Art Research Collection contains materials documenting Australian art history from the era before settlement through to the early twenty-first century. Formerly known as The James Hardie Library of Australian Fine Arts, the original collection was donated to State Library in 1988 by James Hardie Industries as a bicentennial gift to the nation.