Melbourne Rare Book Week



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

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.

Theft from Collecting Institutions

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.

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The Birdman and the Museum

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.

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Ten Enemies of Books

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.

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Promoting Rare Books & Special Collections

Friday 12 July, 11am–12pm

Library experts Gemma Steele, Daniel Wee and Nicole Kearney discuss their experiences in marketing and promotion of rare books.

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