imageJulius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum will share stories about the National Art Library, and discuss the future of the institution.

The founding mission of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library was to be an encyclopaedic visual resource for the creative industries and designers of the future, conceived as part of an educational project to reform arts and manufacturing in Britain following the Great Exhibition of 1851.

The State Library’s exhibition Inspiration by Design (from 20 March to 14 June) showcases some of the world’s finest book art and design, on loan from the acclaimed Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library.

Date: 23rd March 6-7pm

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library of Victoria

Book online: Free to attend but bookings requested online‘inspiration-design-victoria-albert-museum-its-library’-lecture-julius-Bryant