Shakespeare in the Rare Book Collection

by Bronwyn Mitchell, Editor, Queensland Museum This year on World Book and Copyright Day, discover The Library Shakspeare, an 1890 illustrated edition of the Bard’s collected plays in the museum’s Rare Book Collection. UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day was established in 1995 to promote the worldwide enjoyment of reading, and to recognise the role of books as ‘a link between the past and the … Continue reading Shakespeare in the Rare Book Collection

Oceanography in the Rare Books Collection

During Biodiversity Month, the Museum Library has taken a deep dive into our rare oceanography books on the voyage of the HMS Challenger, renowned as being the pioneering expedition of modern marine science. The voyage had only one intent – to investigate “everything relating to the ocean”, the first to do so. Naturalist’s John Murray and Charles Wyville Thomson spearheaded the expedition, made achievable with … Continue reading Oceanography in the Rare Books Collection