What a night!

The Stories After Dark event that lit up the Libraries Tasmania 91 Murray Street building in Hobart was a sight to behold, with the experience enjoyed by thousands of people, young and old.

Held on Saturday 19 June, the inside and outside of our heritage-listed building was – for the very first time – activated through a digital canvas, with audio and visual technology showcasing the archival treasures that lie within our cultural collections.

Curated as a new way for the community to explore the State Library of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Archives and the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, locals and visitors alike loved the chance to get up close with convicts and prisoners, the Tasmanian railways, Gould’s fishes, botanical blooms, costumed dancers from days gone by… and much, much more!

The exhibited images (and photographs from the night) can be viewed at the Stories After Dark Flickr gallery

Images: photos from the inaugural Libraries Tasmania Stories After Dark event.

Event: STORIES AFTER DARK

What happens inside Hobart’s iconic 91 Murray Street building when the doors close at the end of the day and the lights go out?

On the shelves sit thousands of books. In the archives sit thousands of artefacts, images and priceless documents.

Are they sleeping peacefully… or are they sharing their stories?

For one exciting night you will have the chance to find out, as the doors to 91 Murray Street stay open after dark… presenting a mesmerising digital canvas that lights up the walls, ceilings, floors and stairwells.

What stories will YOU uncover as you wander through this iconic building?

We invite you to join us for this exciting event!

DETAILS
Saturday 19 June; 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Libraries Tasmania, 91 Murray Street, Hobart

This is a free event, open to the public.

Registration is not required; entry on the night will be based on capacity limits (280 at a time).

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Family friendly drug- and alcohol-free event.