The room will receive a complete makeover as part of an $83 million refurbishment of the library, which is being funded by the State Government ($55 million) and philanthropic contributions ($28 million).
The works are set to begin in 2017 and are expected to take four years.
Buffy Gorrilla reports.
► Kate Darian-Smith, Professor of Cultural Heritage, University of Melbourne
► Harlinah Teoh, Planning Manager, Library Redevelopment at State Library Victoria
► Anna Whitelaw, Media Relations & Public Affairs Co-ordinator, State Library Victoria