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Tuesday 6 September 2022
11am to 12pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, bookings essential

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About the presenter

Elizabeth Vines OAM, specialist heritage conservation architect

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Join the Friends of the State Library of SA for this monthly talk about the books that have been important in one person's life.

Elizabeth Vines OAM

Elizabeth Vines OAM

Liz studied architecture at Melbourne University in the 1970s when the need to protect Melbourne's inner suburbs was just gaining recognition.  During her 4 month long “Grand Tour of Italy” part-way through her degree, Liz realised that Australia’s much more recent European built heritage was just as valuable and interesting yet under greater threat.  We have a lot to protect here!!  She is a passionate advocate of heritage in Australia and Asia as a practicing architect, author, and teacher.

Liz's well-known Streetwise series - three books focusing on the management of change in heritage cities and towns in Asia and Australia - were textbooks for her teaching at Hong Kong University and in Malaysia.

Liz was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 and was a Getty scholar in Los Angeles in 2016.  She received the 2020 Institute of Architects South Australian Presidents’ Medal and is currently a member of the Australian Heritage Council.  Liz will talk about books which have influenced her along the way, starting with The Little House when she was five.

Presented by Friends of the State Library 

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

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