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Too Close for Comfort

September 30th, 2013 Comments off
Too Close for Comfort by Pip Smith, is the inaugural winner of the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. The book was launched last night at a riotous event at the Green Room in Enmore. Hearing the poems aloud showed the incredible strength of the work, and the talent of the poet. Pip’s prowess with the […]
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A guided tour of Sense and Sensibilities: history of the neurosciences

September 18th, 2013 No comments

invite you to a guided tour of:

Sense and Sensibilities: history of the neurosciences

By Dr Cate Storey, President, Medical Alumni Association

Dr Cate Storey will take you on a guided tour of the history of neurosciences exhibition.

The brain must surely be the most fascinating of all human organs. The early anatomists first explored its secrets; the physiologists began to investigate its pathways; the clinicians made clinic-pathological connections but we still have much to learn. This display includes many of the original works of the 14th to 19th centuries, which laid the foundations of our current knowledge of the neurosciences.

Refreshments will be served.

TIME: 6pm – 7pm Wednesday 25 September 2013
WHERE: Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher North, Fisher Library
RSVP: by Monday 23 September 2013
T 02 9114 0866 or E

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Improving student access to library facilities

September 18th, 2013 No comments

To try and help free up desk space in the University of Sydney Libraries, the library staff are going to start regular walk around as required.  It seems that some clients are leaving personal items on the study desks and computers.

There is also a concern about the increased risk of theft of these items. To see how this process will work, please take a look at the Library’s Guideline for the removal of unattended items.

If you have any questions please speak to Library staff at the Information Desk.

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Sir Frank Packer, the full story

September 4th, 2013 Comments off
As the media frenzy for Power Games heats up before the first episode, we step back to get a closer look at Sir Frank Packer. An updated edition of Sir Frank Packer: a biography, by Bridget Griffen-Foley is due later this year. The book traces Packer’s forays into newspapers, magazines and television, his pugnacious challenges […]
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Images from the National Gallery, London, now available by the Library’s ARTstor subscription

September 2nd, 2013 No comments

ARTstor and The National Gallery, London have collaborated to share images of every painting in the museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.


The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. Composed of more than 2,300 works dating from the 13th century to the early 20th centuries, the collection encompasses most major developments in Western painting. Highlights include Cézanne’s Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ, Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Holbein’s The Ambassadors, Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, and Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus.

The importance of this collection cannot be overstated, with works by masters such as Fra Angelico, Bellini, Botticelli, Bronzino, Courbet, Corot, Constable, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Degas, Delacroix, Duccio, Anthony van Dyck, Piero della Francesca, Caspar David Friedrich, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Ghirlandaio, Goya, Frans Hals, Hogarth, Ingres, Fra Filippo Lippi, Manet, Mantegna, Michelangelo, Monet, Pissarro, Poussin, Raphael, Renoir, Rubens, Seurat, Titian, Turner, Veronese, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vuillard.

You can see them all via the Library’s subscription to ARTstor.

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