Sunday, February 9, 2014

National Library of Australia

It's been a while, and I doubt that I'll go back to posting daily photos, but I am going to start posting more photos of Canberra as I have the opportunity.

On Tuesday I went to the 'Mapping Our World' exhibition at the National Library of Australia. It's a free exhibition, running until March, but you need to book timed entry tickets. It includes the fabulous Fra Mauro mappa mundi (world map), from 15th century Venice, which has never before left its home city. This map alone is worth the effort to get to the exhibition - just beautiful!

The area where the National Library is situated - the Parliamentary Triangle - is full of art, and much of it is outside the galleries and exhibition spaces. Right along from the library is this stunning piece: fire and water (artist: Judy Watson, sound designer: Michael Hewes, cultural advisor: Matilda House).

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