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The Vaughan Evans Library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum. The collection reflects the activities and collecting interests of the museum. It includes:

  • publications relating to the museum's permanent exhibition themes
  • many standard reference sources for research on ships and shipping
  • material relating to temporary exhibitions
  • specialist museum publications on topics like exhibitions design, conservation and restoration, museology and maritime archaeology
  • good runs of journals on shipbuilding, yachting and surfing (with the emphasis on non-current materials).

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You can also access a small, but growing, number of publications on the Vaughan Evans Digital Library.

Can't find what you're looking for?

  • Visit the library, open by appointment from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Wednesday. Contact the Librarian for an appointment on +61 2 9298 3731 or email   
  • Browse our online research guides for the answers you need.
  • For the latest library news, research advice and bookmarks, visit the library blog.

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