State Library of South Australia

A theatre inside the book

Date: 14 November 2015 to 27 March 2016

Location: Treasures Wall

Note: Free event, open daily (closed public holidays)

SLSA Childrens Literature Research Collection Noahs Ark Vojtech Kubasta 196-
SLSA Children’s Literature Research Collection, Noah’s Ark Vojtěch Kubašta, 196-?

On display in the Treasures Wall, this exhibition features paper engineering from the collections of the State Library.

This exhibition explores the beginnings of moveable books in academia, the history of children's pop-up books, and the use of the moveable format across a multitude of subjects and genres including old story-time favourites, Christmas, sport, exploration, science and music.

Amongst these intriguing pieces you will find a moveable handmade Valentine's card made for bereaved parents, a rare Don Bradman batting-action 'Flicker' book and a record album cover with the band members as pop-up characters.

Other pieces in this display have been drawn from the Children's Literature Research Collection (CLRC) which is one of the State Library's most significant heritage collections. The CLRC contains a wealth of children's literature, toys, games and ephemera, some from prominent South Australian families.

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