Book-lovers of all kinds won’t want to miss Beyond the Book: Transforming the Archive, which celebrates how rare books are shared with audiences today.
Join digital designers, specialist librarians and early modern scholars from leading universities and libraries for 2 days of insightful events, centred around the Library’s innovative new digital exhibition of works from the John Emmerson Collection, which will launch during the symposium.
Explore how traditional archival scholarship and emerging digital technologies combine to bring materials from the past alive.
Beyond the Book: Transforming the Archive
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 August
State Library Victoria
Onsite, with selected events livestreamed
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An Introduction to the Emmerson Collection
View a selection of the most beautiful and remarkable British books from the John Emmerson Collection.
Dive Deeper into Design, Data and Digitisation
Learn about state-of-the-art photogrammetry technology in a hands-on workshop, led by experts.
Keynote Lecture: Emma Smith
Don’t miss Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, Emma Smith, unpack the magic of books.
Full Day Symposium
Explore how traditional scholarship and emerging technologies combine to bring materials to new audiences.
Foxcroft Lecture: Christian Algar
The Curator of Printed Heritage Collections at the British Library shares insights on rare book collections.
About The John Emmerson Collection
A trove of British stories and history
Donated to the Library in 2015, the John Emmerson Collection is Australia’s largest collection of rare British printed works. It features early editions of Paradise Lost and Gulliver’s Travels, a 1485 bible, and more.