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The State Library of NSW has secured $15 million in private donations for new world-class galleries

The State Library of NSW are on track to deliver an exciting new gallery experience to Sydney after securing over $15 million in private funding, the President of the Library Council of New South Wales officially announced late last week.

New world-class public galleries and a premier learning space are set to open in the historic Mitchell building in early 2018 with the support of long-term State Library supporters including major benefactors Michael Crouch AO and John B Fairfax AO.

According to the Hon. George Souris AM, President of the Library Council of NSW: “Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our major benefactors, as well as supporters the Nelson Meers Foundation, Kim Williams AM and Rob Thomas AM, the Library is now able to complete a major component of its master plan that will provide unprecedented public access to one of the great libraries of the world.”

“Guided by our master plan, we’re renewing the iconic Mitchell building and activating its heritage spaces to ensure all visitors have the opportunity to access and enjoy the much-loved Sydney landmark and its extraordinary cultural collection,” Mr Souris said.

To be known as the Michael Crouch Galleries, the Library’s new gallery experience will stretch across the entire first floor of the Mitchell building to highlight the glorious architectural features in this awe-inspiring space.

More information about the Library’s master plan here:

Images courtesy Hassell.