Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive, 1986-2016; 2020


Accession number
1986-2016; 2020.
A collection of drawings and paintings (works on paper) made by children in Australia, Vietnam and China between 1986 and 2016. A separate series was added following the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, featuring art works and stories from children from Wuhan in China and 4 Brisbane kindergartens and primary schools created during June and July 2020.
Scope and content

In 2023, this collection was added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Australian Register.

System of arrangement
Arranged into 16 series
2400 works of art, 19 boxes of papers, photographs and videos
Additional format
Digital copies available for selected items.
Administrative / Biographical history

Barbara Piscitelli is an independent consultant and researcher in education and the arts. In 1986, she established an archive of children's art and has created several exhibitions and catalogues from her collection; she donated the collection to the State Library of Queensland in 2004.

Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Custodial history
The collection was originally located at the Queensland University of Technology from its establishment in 1986 until 2005.
Preferred citation
7116, Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.