National Library of Australia

Sponsors, Exhibition Supporters and Participating Institutions

National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries is managed by the National Library of Australia and is an initiative of the Council of State Libraries. Participating libraries are:

  • ACT Heritage Library
  • National Library of Australia
  • Northern Territory Library
    (exhibition venue Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • State Library of New South Wales
  • State Library of Queensland
  • State Library of South Australia
    (exhibition venue Flinders University Art Museum, situated within the State Library building)
  • State Library of Tasmania
    (exhibition venue Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)
  • State Library of Victoria
  • State Library of Western Australia

AAMI Limited

AAMI is the PRINCIPAL SPONSOR of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries and has provided key support for the exhibition and its tour to every capital city ensuring access to the nation’s treasures for the Australian community.

Established in 1970, a leader in the car, home and compulsory third party (CTP) personal injury insurance markets in Australia, AAMI’s vision is to be Australia’s most admired and respected car and home insurer, a company people want to work for, do business with, and own shares in.

AAMI deals directly and personally with some two million customers who hold almost 3 million policies. People can contact AAMI anytime on phone 13 22 44, via the web site or call into any one of its 50+ branches and customer service centres (located in all states except Western Australia) during business hours.

Insurance benefits such as lifetime repair guarantee; lifetime rating one/maximum no claim bonus; valet service; progressive no claim discount on home insurance and the first general insurance customer charter were all introduced by AAMI.

Qantas

Qantas is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , providing substantial support for the exhibition and its tour to every capital city in Australia, and facilitating access to the nation’s treasures.

Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline. It was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920 and is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline.

Qantas is recognised as one of the world’s leading distance airlines, having pioneered services from Australia to North America and Europe.

The Qantas Group employs approximately 38 000 staff and operates a fleet of 200 aircraft across a network that spans 145 destinations in 40 countries within Asia-Pacific, America, Europe and Africa.

Within Australia the airline group operates nearly 5000 flights a week serving 62 cities and regional destinations in all states and mainland territories and more than 600 flights a week to over 80 international destinations.

The Australian

News Limited, through The Australian and other News Limited papers, is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , raising public awareness of the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities and promoting access to the nation’s treasures.

The Australian is this country’s only national broadsheet newspaper. The editorial values focus on leading and shaping public opinion on the issues that affect Australia. Led by a team of highly credible and experienced journalists, editorial themes cover economic, political and social issues.

Unparalleled national and international news and business sections are supplemented by in-depth business to business sections such as: The Australian IT (the largest newspaper IT section in the world), Higher Education, Media, Aviation, Thoroughbreds. As well, lifestyle, arts and sports sections balance the read for our independent thinking and influential readership.

The Australian is published Monday to Friday, with The Weekend Australian published every Saturday.

Hoyts

Hoyts is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , raising public awareness of the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities and promoting access to the nation’s treasures.

Hoyts is an iconic Australian brand, synonymous with quality cinema entertainment. With over 90 years heritage, Hoyts has consistently set the standard in cinema excellence, and continues to be at the cutting edge of the industry. Hoyts is unparalleled in offering a complete movie experience with luxurious seating, the latest in audiovisual technology and the best in cinema entertainment.

Whether you’re after the latest in cinema technology, the indulgence of La Premiere or the exclusivity of Directors Suite, you’ll find it at Hoyts.

Hoyts — there’s no substitute.

Animal Logic

Animal Logic is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , facilitating public awareness of the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities and access to the nation’s treasures for the Australian community.

One of the world’s most highly respected digital production companies, Animal Logic continues to produce award winning design, animation and visual effects solutions for the film, television and advertising industries. From their headquarters in Sydney Australia and with a satellite office in Los Angeles, Animal Logic artists work with leading studios, directors and advertising agencies throughout the world. Film Credits include Hero , House of Flying Daggers , The Matrix , The Matrix Reloaded and Moulin Rouge . Television Commercial credits include No. 5–The Film for Chanel’s No 5 fragrance, ‘The Big Ad’ for Carlton Draught and the new series of Energizer battery commercials. Other television credits include Cartoon Network’s (US) reface and rebrand, Extreme Martial Arts for the Discovery Channel and visual effects and animation for the Farscape series.

Sofitel

Sofitel is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries providing support for the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities.

Staying in a Sofitel hotel ensures guests of a prestigious address, refined setting and impeccable service. Situated in the world’s leading business cities and leisure resorts, each Sofitel property is distinctive: from turn-of-the-century charm to cosy boutique ambiance or sleek contemporary design.

Sofitel is the passport to luxury, set to become the largest deluxe hotel network in the Asia Pacific region, building on its fine reputation in Europe and America. While the ‘new world’ is experiencing rapid expansion of the Sofitel brand, Sofitel’s ‘home’ is undoubtedly Paris, where some of the city’s most distinguished hotels are adorned by the Sofitel name.

The world of Sofitel is a passport to the most elegant and luxurious collection of 5-star hotels in the world. Isn’t it time to check in?

SBS Radio and Television

SBS is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , raising public awareness of the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities and promoting access to the nation’s treasures.

SBS (The Special Broadcasting Service) is delighted to support the National Library of Australia and the National Treasures exhibition.

With television, radio and online services in English and more than 60 other languages SBS is the world’s only multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster.

Since the inception of SBS Radio in 1975, SBS TV in 1980 and SBS Online in 1997, SBS’s support of arts and cultural endeavours continues to play a significant part in promoting and celebrating Australia’s diversity.

ABC Local Radio

ABC Local Radio, through its metropolitan radio stations, is a Major Sponsor of National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries , raising public awareness of the exhibition’s tour to all capital cities and promoting access to the nation’s treasures.

ABC Local Radio forms Australia’s largest network of radio stations with nine metropolitan and 51 regional stations throughout the country. Its strong commitment to local programming enables ABC Local Radio to provide communities with information they need to keep abreast of the events of the day. In addition to regular news bulletins, there’s plenty of music, sport and entertainment.

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts through Art Indemnity Australia and Visions of Australia

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts through Art Art Indemnity Australia Visions of Australia

National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries was made possible by Art Indemnity Australia, an Australian Government program through which the Commonwealth acts as insurer in case of any loss or damage to an indemnified exhibition. Without Art Indemnity Australia, the high cost of insuring significant cultural items would prohibit the touring of this major exhibition.

This exhibition is also supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.

The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts plays an essential role in developing dynamic world-class communications, information technology, cultural, and sporting sectors.

The Department promotes excellence in, and access to, Australia’s rich cultural heritage by:

  • Developing policy, research and statistics;
  • Administering legislation and program funding;
  • Managing Old Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery and Artbank; and
  • Working with portfolio agencies to achieve the Government’s cultural objectives.

Program areas include Art Indemnity Australia, tax incentives for the arts and film, support for Indigenous arts and culture including Indigenous languages and the national touring programs—Playing Australia, Visions of Australia, Contemporary Music Touring Program and Festivals Australia.

The Department also supports the national collecting institutions and helps maintain strong and vibrant Australian film, television and digital content industries.

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia has facilitated access to Art Indemnity Australia, an Australian Government program through which the Commonwealth acts as insurer in case of any loss or damage to an indemnified exhibition.

Situated on the shores of picturesque Lake Burley Griffin, the National Gallery of Australia is home to Australia’s visual arts collection. With over 100 000 works of art in the collection, spanning some 40 000 years of human civilisation the National Gallery is a treasure trove of artistic endeavours. The collection ranges across six main collecting areas: Australian art Indigenous and non-Indigenous, International art, Asian art, Decorative arts and design and Photography. Since its official opening in 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Gallery has welcomed over 15 million visitors to its exciting national collection and dynamic exhibition program in Canberra and right around Australia through the travelling exhibition program.