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Hoping Against Hope

Hoping Against Hope is a powerful exhibition that adopts contemporary, immersive design approaches to consider the power of storytelling in fostering hope, resistance and resilience across generations in Ukraine.

The collection was established in 2011 following a multimillion-dollar benefaction from the late Ada Booth who was a physicist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne with a life-long interest in Slavic Studies, left-wing politics and European history. Her bequest of both funds and books enabled the Library to build a world-class Slavic language collection that integrated our previous collection and rare books.