The ANU Library celebrates National Science Week

13 August 2018

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of all things science and technology. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of scientists, researchers and innovators to the world of knowledge, and get people excited about science!

Over the next five days, the ANU Library is participating in National Science Week by exploring some of the incredible resources in our collection that showcase amazing scientific achievement.

The theme for National Science Week this year is – Game Changers and Change Makers.

ANU Library has selected a few resources from its collection that reflects this theme. All week, we will be putting a spotlight on game-changing people and events in science that are commemorating anniversaries in 2018. Looking back at these achievements is a good way to remind us how far we have come, but also how far we can go in the future!

Why not kick off Science Week by visiting Part of the DNA: The John Curtin School of Medical Research and the ANU Library, a new exhibition highlighting the contribution of the ANU Library to the history and research of the John Curtin School of Medical Research. The exhibit will include photographs, historical equipment, building plans, line drawings, as well as journals and research papers. Items are on display in the Menzies Library foyer August to October. 

Head over to Hancock Library to look at the display of The Banksias by award-winning botanical artist Celia Rosser (OAM). These volumes are the largest books in the ANU Library’s collection, at 78cm tall. The large format allows for a high degree of detail in Rosser’s paintings, making them both scientifically useful as well as beautiful examples of botanical art.