Join us for a series of expert talks as Melbourne Rare Book Week celebrates it's eighth year.
Entry to all events is free of charge.
Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am–11.30am
Museum expert Maryanne McCubbin to hear about astonishing histories of thefts from major Australian cultural institutions that have occurred across their histories, including thefts of valuable rare books.
Wednesday 10 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm
Thursday 11 July, 10.30am–11.30pm
Belinda Borg, Nik McGrath, Gemma Steele and Hayley Webster offer a unique insight into the relationship between Museums Victoria and the renowned ornithologist and publisher, John Gould, through rarely seen items from the library and archives.
Friday 12 July 2019, 2.30pm–3.30pm
Join conservator Alice Cannon for a contemplation on how books can be lost, destroyed, damaged and saved.
Friday 12 July, 11am–12pm
Library experts Gemma Steele, Daniel Wee and Nicole Kearney discuss their experiences in marketing and promotion of rare books.