Explore the curiosities of the State Library New South Wales’ history and collections like never before with Curio! Get up close with rare artifacts in our exhibitions and collections, and discover the fascinating stories behind the origins and legacy of the historic Mitchell Library direct from your mobile device.
Prepare to be amazed by the Library’s most prized objects showcased in AMAZE The Michael Crouch Gallery. Curio brings to life the stories and history of these precious items, which are often as interesting as the object itself.
The Mitchell Library Discovery Tour reveals the influences, secrets and surprising facts about the founders, collectors and features of one of Australia’s most loved institutions.
Australian Glamour: Model, Photographer, Magazine highlights Australia’s fascination with glamorous fashion pictures from 1900 to now. Australian Glamour views the local fashion photography industry through the glossy pages of magazines from the Library’s unparalleled collection.
Explore the realities of the boom and bust of the Australian Gold Rush in The Greatest Wonder of the World (23 February 2013- 12 May 2013) through the perspective of Bernhardt Holtermann. From old news stories to present day commentary, discover how Australia’s most internationally significant photography collection still inspires people today.
Curio is available to download for Apple and Android devices.
To download from your device, search for Curio in the App Store or Google Play. To install, follow the prompts, then click ‘OK.’
Alternatively, click on ‘iPhone App’ or ‘Android App’ at the top of this page, and follow the prompts.
Curio in the Library
Curio Wi-Fi Network
For fast downloads on your smartphone or tablet, go into your WiFi settings and select the Curio network.
Don't have a smartphone or tablet?
Borrow an in-house device from the Curio desk in the Galleries for free! *
* Curio devices are available from the Curio desk from 11 am- 3 pm Tuesday- Thursday. Photo ID is required. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult.