Take a step back in time and discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. From Ned Kelly’s original armour, to letters from World War One and images of Coles 100 years ago, the Library’s historic collections of photographs, personal accounts and artefacts will delight and amaze. New items and stories are added to this exhibition twice yearly, revealing different aspects of the Library’s historic collection. Visit The Changing Faces of Victoria exhibition in the octagonal, fifth-level balcony of the State Library’s Domed Reading Room. When: 1 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2016 Where: State Library of Victoria Visit the website here.
The Voices from Afghanistan exhibition will display over 850 objects illustrating the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice. The temporary exhibition is located in the Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine of Remembrance and will present the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war – both in Afghanistan and in Australia – and of eyewitnesses to the conflict. When: 11 November 2014 – 27 March 2016. Where: Shrine of Remembrance Visit the website here.