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State Library of Queensland visit to the Brisbane Synagogue

In December 2019, State Library of Queensland staff from three areas (Queensland Memory, Preservation Services and Information Services) visited the Brisbane Synagogue at the invitation of the irrepressible Dr Michael Briner. The Brisbane Synagogue is the second oldest synagogue on mainland Australia (built in 1886), with the oldest established in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1861.  The … Read more

Preserving our Heritage: Metals, Textiles, Photographs

Workshop participants at the Cultural Heritage Network seminar in Toowoomba. Photo by Karen Barrett, October 2015

Guest Blogger: Karen Barrett for Cultural Heritage Network – Toowoomba Region Do you collect memorabilia?  Maybe you have a collection of 1970’s clothes you loan to friends?  If so, then you would have been among like-minded people at the Cultural Heritage Network – Toowoomba Region’s 2015 seminar held on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 October. Preserving … Read more

SLQ’s Conservation Unit comes to the rescue

Librarian Ruth Gardiner with historian Geoff Wharton

Guest blogger: Geoff Wharton, historian On 27 May 2013, Her Excellency Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, the Netherlands Ambassador to Australia, visited the Mapoon community on Western Cape York Peninsula to participate in the official opening of the First Contact Memorial – a joint project of the Netherlands Parliament, the Queensland Government and the Mapoon Aboriginal Shire … Read more

Introduction to Japanese Paper Conservation Workshop, 27 August 2012

Japanese Paper Conservation Workshop at the State Library of Queensland, 27 August 2012

 State Library of Queensland was honoured to have three conservators from the National Archives of Japan (NAJ) running a one day workshop on the traditional methods of Japanese paper conservation. These conservators came with a wealth of knowledge with one of the conservators having 35 years of experience. The workshop was held in the conservation … Read more