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Hargrave-Andrew Art and science Science, information This ceramic sculptural mural considers the post-Hiroshima existence Library technology, engineering, of humankind, as well health and medicine as the brilliant and are key themes of the dangerous potential of art displayed in the human achievement. Hargrave-Andrew Library. Signifying the earth’s The pieces support population explosion and complement the and the splitting of the geometry and colours of atom, interpretation of the building’s architecture, this artwork has caused and promote innovation, controversy over the exploration and evolution. years. This has been (Detail), John Perceval, Homage to Lawrence Hargrave /1961-62 Ceramics, glazed earthernware, Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of Art The collection includes welcomed by the library works by many inspiring as evidence that the art Australian artists in a chosen to be displayed Science, information technology, engineering, range of different media. is achieving its goal of health and medicine are key themes of the John Perceval’s Homage promoting interest and art displayed. to Lawrence Hargrave debate in the Hargrave- 1961-62, installed on the Andrew’s key subject wall in the entranceway, areas. is the library’s most prominent artwork. The ceramic work, which was commissioned by the university as the signature piece of the original library in 1961, was cleaned and restored prior to being remounted during the refurbishment. More information For more information on the Hargrave-Andrew please see www.lib.monash.edu.au/hal/. D&A 1.06 For information on any of Monash University’s other branch services or resources please see Geyer Pty Ltd was responsible for the redesign and upgrade of the www.lib.monash.edu/. Hargrave-Andrew Library. Located on the Clayton campus, Back in time Professor Richard Andrew, recognised in the Hargrave-Andrew Library primarily The Hargrave Library was the new name, was a serves the biological and physical the first of the Monash foundation member of the University libraries, being Interim Council planning sciences, engineering, information officially opened on 15 the establishment of technology and medicine and health December 1962. Often Monash University and described in the early full-time founding Dean sciences. It also houses an extensive days as the science and of the Faculty of Medicine Map Collection, comprising maps from technology library, it from 1960 until 1976. was named the Hargrave Professor Andrew made around the world with an emphasis a significant contribution Library after inventor on geological and topographical maps to building a world class and aviation pioneer medical school of Australia. Lawrence Hargrave. at Monash. The library was extended Building blocks (1962): The Hargrave Library (right) and Science buildings A culture wall – Administration, Physics and Chemistry. Photo courtesy of Monash University in 1974, and in 1999 it incorporated as a Archives, Image 5040. Celebrating became the Hargrave- feature on level one of Andrew Library when the refurbished library it merged with the showcases artefacts Biomedical Library. and information about “The opening of the refurbished Hargrave- This resulted in further the history of the library, Andrew Library is a milestone in the library’s extensions to the original its namesakes and the ongoing efforts to respond to changing building. faculties it serves. teaching and learning styles.” the Hargrave-Andrew Library Today and the future The design of the open-plan layout allowing for easier navigation, central photocopy refurbished building facilities and the creation reflects the technological of an improved precinct Enriching the and enriches the learning The refurbishment, sophistication of its users, with the relocation of the learning process and research journey. completed late in and makes the most entrance. It also includes 2005, is about far of light and space. increased accessibility As the oldest of Monash The opening of the more than just a Key features of the and facilities for those University’s libraries, refurbished Hargrave- refurbishment include with disabilities, improved there is a wealth of history functional, new Andrew Library is a look building. It is twice as many computer signage and the latest associated with the milestone in the library’s workstations, a variety Hargrave-Andrew Library the blueprint for the technology, such as a ongoing efforts to which we have attempted upgrading of our eight of seating and desks to wireless network and respond to changing to preserve and promote library branches and accommodate different data and powerpoints teaching and learning through the refurbishment. a statement of the study styles, a modern, for notebook users. styles. Driven by the goal library’s commitment The artworks chosen for to create library spaces to the university’s the library, largely from that are a pleasure to strategic goals. the Monash University use, we have made the Museum of Art collection, most of contemporary reinforce the university’s Cathrine Harboe-Ree design and architecture history with the underlying Monash University supported by the latest themes aligned to the Librarian technology. The result academic subject areas 13 February 2006 is the creation of a served by the Hargrave- progressive information Andrew Library. resources environment which engages both A feature of the Hargrave-Andrew Library’s culture wall is this portable refracting students and academics telescope which belonged to Sir John Monash.
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