Memory House Exhibition
Explore the sights, scents, sounds and textures of WA
The public are invited to explore WA’s diverse history in a feast of the senses that is set to include some of the State Library’s most precious collection items.
“The State Library has been collecting artworks, maps, photographs and other heritage material for the past 125 years,” said the State Library CEO and State Librarian Margaret Allen.
According to the State Library’s Battye Historian Susanna Iuliano “the treasure trove of items on display in Memory House will take you on a journey through our State’s history of exploration, settlement, migration, mining, education and its enduring Indigenous culture.”
Precious items such as a watercolour of the Swan River in 1830 from the Mary Ann Friend journal, a diary written by a WWII prisoner of war on a toilet roll and handwritten recipes dating back to 1809 give unique glimpses into the history of Western Australia.
The Memory House exhibition is open during library hours and entry is free.
When: 29 May 2014 – 28 September 2014
Where: The Gallery, Ground Floor, State Library of Western Australia
Page last updated: Thursday 11 September 2014