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By Lisa Di Tommaso

 

The Library recently lent a selection of its artwork and manuscripts to two institutions in Australia. Watercolours from the First Fleet, Sydney Parkinson and Ferdinand Bauer collections went to the Australian National Maritime Museum for their exhibition entitled Fish in Australian Art.

 

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State Library of New South Wales

 

Items relating to John Lewin, the first professional artist to travel to Australia and earn his living there, are on loan to the State Library of New South Wales as part of their new exhibition, Wild Art.

 

A member of the Library’s staff travelled with the material from London, ensuring it arrived safely. While there, she was also able to see the items for the Lewin exhibition installed in the gallery.

 

Exhibitions such as these provide a unique opportunity for the Library to showcase its special collections throughout the world and allow greater access to our materials.

 

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State Library of New South Wales