About the project

The State Library of Victoria restoration and adaptive reuse involved 13 adjoining buildings erected on the site between 1856 and 1965.

These historic buildings form one of the most significant heritage groups in Australia and are important for having been the principal educational and cultural centre for the people of Victoria over the past 150 years.

Successive buildings are important as the first homes of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Industrial and Technological Museum and its successor the Museum of Victoria. Of particular significance is the interior restoration of the Domed Reading Room, the reinstatement of the glass roof lights to the dome, McCoy Hall and the other major toplit LaTrobe, McArthur & Stawell Gallery spaces.