Discover surprising connections between extraordinary people, events and icons from Victoria's history in this free exhibition open 10am-6pm daily.
Velvet, Iron, Ashes opens up a new way of seeing our history and reveals as never before how our stories intersect.
Find out how the armour of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly is connected to cricket's celebrated Ashes Urn, how fairy floss is connected to Victoria's Latrobe Valley electricity industry, and why the granddaughter of one of our prime ministers once wore a glittering velvet cloak that symbolised the Murray' Darling irrigation scheme.
Velvet, Iron, Ashes | Ashes Urn Exhibition
Discover surprising connections between some of Victoria's greatest stories
Free exhibition | 24 October 2019 - 12 July 2020
State Library Victoria | Victoria Gallery
Velvet, Iron, Ashes is the inaugural exhibition in the new Victoria Gallery endowed by the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation and established as part of the Library's transformative $88.1 million Vision 2020 redevelopment.
The Ashes Urn is on display until 23 February 2020.