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One of the works featured in the exhibition Enchanted dome: the Library and imagination is a superb watercolour...Read more
Gideon Haigh is one of the world's most highly regarded and best known writers about the game of cricket. When I interviewed Gideon for his...Read more
My final Top 5 domed library is a bit of a celebrity, having appeared in a few movies. The domed building is part of one of the older libraries on the list: the Oxford University library was established circa 1320.
We want to make a confession: this year is not all about the dome!
2013 also marks the tenth anniversary of the Library’s annual Creative...Read more
Have you seen our dome multimedia page? You can hear or download audio and video of talks, lectures and stories which open a window onto the rich, multifaceted life of our domed...Read more
Who is your favourite author? If you could pick only one book, which would it be? As a part of our dome centenary celebrations, we’re asking these questions and inviting people into the dome to read 100 seconds of a significant book of their choice....Read more
This entry in my Top 5 domed libraries is just plain cool! The Free University in Berlin was founded after World War II and is now the largest of Berlin’s three universities.
Number 2 – The Philology Library of the Free University in Berlin
Pyewacket Kazyanenko is a digital performance artist working and experimenting in virtual worlds, and the first avatar to contribute to our...Read more
When comedian Josh Earl isn’t doing stand-up shows at comedy festivals, he’s performing to high school students on Library tours – arguably a tougher gig. Josh told me about his work at the Library, and what the dome means to him.
'I work as a...Read more
This instalment of my Top 5 domed libraries looks at a library with over 22- million catalogued books and more than 151- million items. It’s the largest library in the world.
Number 3 – The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the...
I’ve always loved the idea of the dome being filled with sound, so was delighted to talk to Not Drowning Waving’s David Bridie about his experience performing a specially composed piece for Mystery of the Dome in the domed reading...Read more
White Night was brilliant - we had such a great time on Saturday!
Our dome was popular all night long, with a queue stretching all the way down the marble stairs, through the lobby and down to Swanston Street for most of the night. The line up...Read more
We're excited to be taking part in White Night, an exciting new major event for Melbourne, inspired by the international Nuit Blanche network.
White Night (the anglicisation of Nuit Blanche) was originally conceived in Paris, France in...Read more
Continuing my countdown of cool library domes around the world, I’ve been surprised by how many takes on a classical domed rotunda there are. From robots to brain shapes, domes come in a lot of different iterations.
Number 4 – The Mansueto...