Play: Objects of play from the State Library of South Australia’s collections

When:
February 10, 2017 – May 28, 2017 all-day Australia/Adelaide Timezone
2017-02-10T00:00:00+10:30
2017-05-29T00:00:00+09:30
Where:
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace & Kintore Ave
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
State Library of South Australia
8207 7250
Play: Objects of play from the State Library of South Australia’s collections @ State Library of South Australia | Adelaide | South Australia | Australia

This delightful exhibition explores the history of play using over 150 toys, games and stories, some on show for the first time.

Discover aspects of play including music, theatre, outdoor activity, militaria toys, children’s clubs, Aboriginal childhood, science fiction, universal toys used across generations and the fleeting found objects of play.

Most pieces are drawn from the Children’s Literature Research Collection, one of the State Library’s premier heritage research collections.

This exhibition is sure to evoke memories and create new ones as you think about what play is and what it means for you and your family.

The exhibition is on display in the Treasures Wall area at the State Library of South Australia.

Image credit: Items from the State Library of South Australia’s Children’s Literature Research Collection