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  • The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
  • Permanent Art Exhibition
  • The Circulation Desk
  • A Quiet Nook

Library Photos by Grace Petrou


  • 165th Birthday Celebrations 2005
  • Art Gallery circa 1920
  • Building Exterior 1939
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library 1957

Building History


  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Scarlet Stilettos
  • Musical Interludes in the Library
  • Marcus Clarke Lecture

Event Photos