Explore our Collection

The Academy supports and encourages use of its library and archives by making it accessible to researchers and the public. By accessing this resource, the user acknowledges that they are responsible for adherence to copyright law. Before an item can be reproduced in a publication or exhibition, the correct citation of the record and permission of the copyright holder must be obtained.

One of the great changes in the archive and library world in the twenty-first century is not taking place in collection or gallery spaces. Instead, this transformation is taking place online. The Academy is making an ever-increasing number of collection resources available in digital form, but there is still much to be done and so we are open to the public by appointment to visit the physical collections in Canberra.

Contact the Academy to enquire.

Cultural Warning

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the Basser Library and Fenner Archives contains images, sounds and names of deceased persons. The Academy wishes to acknowledge that some material in the collections may be considered culturally sensitive.

Terms and annotations that reflect the author’s view, or those of the time in which an item was created, may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not endorsed by the Academy but are retained in their original form in an historical context.

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