The State Library of New South Wales
Conserving a State Icon: The State Library of New South Wales
The Main Reading Room of the State Library of New South Wales represents a significant part of the history of Sydney and Australia. It houses an important collection of Australian historical records and documents. The conservation of the Reading Room meant not only the restoration of the building fabric. It also allowed the continued significance of the collection and its connection with our heritage.
The result is the detailed conservation of the Mitchell Reading Room. Additionally the vestibule and the reconstruction of the traditional copper roof and glass skylight. All parts were carefully considered to ensure a true restoration and longevity of such a significant part of Australian heritage. NBRSARCHITECTURE continue to provide advice to the trustees of the Library.