Rare Books

Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski Albums

Archive of Laser, Sound and Image Artist JS Ostoja-Kotkowski Inscribed on UNESCO Memory of the World Register

These archives of one of the world’s earliest artists to work with laser, sound and image production - Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski – and which are partly kept in the University of Melbourne’s Rare Books, have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register for Australia.

The Ostoja-Kotkowski collection comprises 15 volumes of artist's albums compiled between 1962 and 1992 by the Polish-born Adelaide artist Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski (1922-94). They include mainly photographs and press cuttings and document his career in stage design, murals, sculpture and holograms.

List of Albums

Album 1975-1977


Additional material by Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, including correspondence, is located in the Meanjin Archive.

See: Katherine Smith, 'UNESCO Memory of the World registers Melbourne art archives', The Voice, vol. 2, no. 4, 17 March-14 April 2008, p. 4.

Access and Availability

This collection is not catalogued. Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.
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