To celebrate agIdeas, the Library will host three displays including a body of work by French poster designer Alain Le Quernec, large-format vinyl lettering by type designer Nadine Chahine, and an exhibition featuring shortlisted entries to the agIdeas New Star competition.

Design is very important to the Library and this year we are celebrating 100 years of the Library’s dome. At the time the domed reading room opened in 1913, it was the largest building of its kind in the world and its design symbolised the making of a new world – socially, politically and creatively.

State Library of Victoria's domed reading room

State Library of Victoria’s domed reading room

You can visit the Library’s permanent Mirror of the world exhibition displaying the history of books and a new exhibition, Free, Secular and Democratic: building the Public Library 1853-1913, opening at the end of May which traces the early history of the Library including the building of the dome.

Visit the agideas page for more information and inspiration.

The displays are free to see and will run from Wednesday 25 April until Monday20 May 2013.

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