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SLV reaches fundraising target for redevelopment

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has reached its $27.7m fundraising goal, which it targeted in order to complete the SLV’s $88m ‘Vision 2020’ redevelopment.

A $3.5m donation from the Hansen Little Foundation was made to the fund. The money will go towards the creation of the Hansen Hall in the space currently occupied by the Readings bookstore and Palmer Hall, a ‘vibrant, new technology-enabled space’ that will be a ‘new focal point for Library visitors, combining heritage architecture with a contemporary look and feel’, and other works in the redevelopment plan.

The donation will also fund the library’s new Conversation Quarter, which will be equipped with digital technology to broadcast library events and programs to schools and homes around the country.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, SLV revealed the architectural designs for its ‘Vision 2020’ redevelopment earlier this year.


Category: Library news