Shane Carmody is a historian with a great love of libraries and archives. He has worked for the National Archives, the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne Library. He is widely published on the history of Libraries and collections. Shane has managed major international exhibitions including The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand (State Library of Victoria 2008) and Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond (State Library of Victoria, 2012). Shane has presented papers at many conferences and his most recent project is a paper on the complete printing of Piranesi that was formerly part of the Library of the first Catholic Bishop of Melbourne, James Alipius Goold. Shane holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours with a double major in History and Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Arts in History and Historical Urban Geography from the University of Toronto. He leads ASA’s Great Libraries of England tour (next departure in October 2017) and the Eastern Canada & Boston: Discovering Le Grand Nord tour (next departure in August 2018).
Shane first joined ASA in 2015 and has since led ASA tours to England and Canada including:
- Discovering Le Grand Nord: Eastern Canada and Rebellious Boston (2016)
- Great Libraries and Stately Homes of England (2016)
- Great Libraries of England (2015 & 2016)