From preserving and restoring rare books and artefacts to discussing and dissecting science books within the Library’s vast collection, we’re giving you a peek behind the scenes at State Library Victoria during National Science Week.
Join us for a panel discussion with three extraordinary women at the Library whose day-to-day work caring for the collection unites the humanities and science.
Led by Upulie Divisekera - a molecular biologist and science communicator - learn how women writers and scientists have shaped the development of scientific thought in the past and present and discover the techniques and methods that help us preserve the Library’s collection.
Following the discussion, a cluster of rare science books from the Library’s collection will be on display, and a conservation station will be set up to view equipment, materials, and techniques used at the Library.
Participants will also be able to explore the upcoming exhibition, Handmade Universe: From craft to code and the spaces between, which offers a fresh perspective on the intersection of art and science through the Library’s collection and commissioned artworks.
Enjoy a drink from our bar, which will be open before, during and after the event.
This event will be in the Isabella Fraser Room - entry via door 5 on La Trobe Street. Auslan interpretation is available on request, details via the event booking page.