Hi, Exhibitions & Loans Registration here. As well as displaying the Library’s collection in our on-site exhibition programme, we also receive requests from regional, interstate and on occasion, international institutions to display the Library’s collection. In the last financial year, 176 items from our collection were viewed by more than 1.5 million people at 17 venues.
One item soon to be despatched for loan is the miniature celestial globe reputed to have been used by Captain Cook on his voyages of discovery, 1770-1773 (H5088). The item comprises a globe made of brass, wood and plaster, with printed and hand applied lacquer work and a central brass calibration ring. It will be on display at the National Library of Australia as part of 'Cook and the Pacific', from 19 September 2018 to 10 February 2019.
One of the tasks of the registrar is to oversee the transit of material for outward loan. Secure packaging and crating is at the heart of sending out our collection on loan and the Library’s conservation staff produce expert and creative solutions to minimise the risks. Of prime consideration when boxing the globe was how to hold it securely in place. As you can see in the images, this was done with a minimum of support material touching the object. A sliding tray and box with a drop down side was incorporated into the box design to ensure accessibility and ease of removing and returning the item from its housing. Clear and concise instruction labels are invaluable when removing and returning collection items from their storage, as what may seem obvious to one person may not be for another.
The final step in preparing the object for transit is the crating. Loans are despatched in a secure, museum standard crate in a climate controlled, air cushioned truck, by a specialised art handling company. If you are in Canberra when the exhibition is on, pop into the NLA and have a look at the globe and think of the care and craft that goes into the object’s journey of display.
Who can solve this Masai riddle? 🤔😋 The two of us cross the wilderness without talking to each other. Who are we?
Kidung' ang'ata bkira aare nimiking'amaro?
Good luck and have fun! Happy Friday ❤🌟 📸@ctrandom
In honor of #throwbackthursday I thought I’d post a #memory of the first class where I taught my students how to #paint hands encompassing the #globe . A symbol of #creation . We’ll be returning to an #Earth themed piece this Wednesday at @ninkasibrewing and I just can’t wait to #teach you! Thank you @jeannettethedreamer for capturing my very first class!! @thewhiteaker @whiteakercommunityartteam @whiteakercommunitymarket @eugenemagazine @meccaeugene @eugeneweekly @eugeneyoungprofessionals @artcityeugene @eugculture @eug_chamber @eugenebeerweek
There's just something about this. Being in another country away from the hustle of life. Soaking up another culture. Meeting new people. Breathing in the positive, releasing the negative. Opening your eyes to see the beauty around you. We all need a break from life. I get this feeling every time I travel. I can't even explain it but it is like none other. It's like time and space disappear for a moment.
Montreal takes shopping to a whole new level. I knew it was going to be good....but let's just say having a live DJ in half the stores and 3 Aldo stores within a half a mile....not complaining. They have what they call a "yard sale" on the street, an frequent event where they close the streets down and all the stores have sale items outside on racks and tables. Tons of food and music. I didn't spend any money of course😉
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