Meet Lifestyle Ambassador — Maha Sinnathamby

greaterspringfield.com.au @MahaSinnathamby Maha is a Brisbane-based entrepreneur who cites Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda as his inspirations and is the visionary behind the ‘World’s Best Master Planned Community’, Greater Springfield, as awarded by the International Real Estate Federation. Maha has himself said on many an occasion, “I have learnt far, far more from my failures … Read more

Young writers find their voice at State Library’s second Young Writers Conference

On Sunday 22 July, 100 young writers gathered at State Library of Queensland for the second ever Young Writers Conference, and the 2018 Young Writers Award ceremony. While the Young Writers Award is now in its 22nd year, the Young Writers Conference is a recent initiative developed by State Library’s Reading and Writing team. A day-long … Read more

What the Commonwealth should do (and not do) to drive improvement in school education

The Grattan Institute’s next event examines the big state government reforms in school education and what the Commonwealth’s role should be within the reform picture.               The Commonwealth’s role in schooling is topical given it recently commissioned a review on ways to achieve excellence in Australian schools (known as … Read more

Cultural materials conservation: tools of the trade

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When it comes to treating objects, choosing the right tools can determine how successfully a conservation treatment is executed. Here in Preservation Services, at the State Library of Queensland, our lab is filled with weird and wonderful tools that assist in the conservation treatment of some of Queensland’s precious objects. Conservation tools range from the … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2017: Celebrating Q ANZAC 100 Volunteers

More than 30 volunteers contribute to a range of State Library activities to support our Q ANZAC 100 initiative. Projects include transcription work of WW1 manuscripts, The Queenslander Pictorial issues and other collection items; the Discovering Anzacs project, matching digitised WW1 soldier portraits and National Archives of Australia records, and curating and text correcting digitised … Read more