(online resources, + libraries, publishers, booksellers we love)





Reading Group #2 

2pm, Sunday 7 Feb, 2021

Collingwood Yards - hosted by Savannah Smith

Responding to Dr. Gary Foley's Goori Reader No.1: History, Memory and the Role of Cultural Organisations in Entrenching Colonisation in Australia and Beyond. Please contact savannah@melbourneartlibrary.org.au for more information, or to sign up.


Reading Group #1 

6pm, Monday 14 Dec, 2020

Zoom - hosted by Savannah Smith

Discussion around Ksenia Cheinman's Creating Alternative Art Libraries quickly lead to a more general conversation around developing the potential of the MAL model and it's collection. A brilliant first text, we will likely revisit this article as a starting point again.


Library cataloguing is about creating networks of meaning. 

In broader practice, the work of the Melbourne Art Library is informed by, in reference to, and alongside wider networks of people, ideas, and happening. As well as looking inward to our collection, we think it's important to look outward at our surrounding community. Below are some links to online repositories of information, other libraries that we feel an affinity with, local publishing houses we admire, and some booksellers too! 


Online Resources

A collection of free online resources - archives, online art, databases, back-issues of magazines, etc. etc. etc.

Local Publishers & Publications

From Naarm, broader Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, and Asia that bring us incredible voices.  

Local Booksellers

Support our local booksellers! If there's a title you particularly want to hold on to, or to gift to someone...

Please help us build these lists, and get in contact if there are other resources we should add.


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