Window on Collections: Dante 700

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 
28 September 2021
Author / Presenters: 
State Library Victoria and 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

Join the Library as we commemorate the 700th anniversary of Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

In this special online showcase we’ll delve into the Library’s collection of items relating to Dante, including two early printed editions of his poem the Divine Comedy and a range of artists’ responses to the work.

Margot Costanzo, presenter at 3MBS, will give an introduction and Dr Paolo Baracchi, Cultural Programs Manager at CO.AS.IT., will provide a reading from Dante's The divine comedy.

About the panel
Cathy Leahy: Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria
Samuel Wagan Watson: award-winning Indigenous poet
Alex Selenitsch: poet, artist and architect
Moderator: Anna Welch, Senior Librarian, History of the Book & Arts at State Library Victoria

Free event, Tuesday 28 September 6:30-7:30pm.
Bookings essential.

This event is sponsored by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.