• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6223

Dent, Margaret

(1944 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1944
  • Occupation Curator, Librarian


Margaret Dent was a long-serving employee of the National Library of Australia (NLA) (1974-2008). She was employed as the NLA’s Rare Books Librarian from 1975 to 1992, and worked in other such areas as maps, pictures and information services. Margaret also joined the exhibitions team in 1999 to work on the NLA centenary exhibition Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries. She then went on to curate other successful exhibitions and displays within the library.

Before the NLA, Margaret worked at the Fisher Library at The University of Sydney and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Library (London). She worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics Library, first in Sydney and then in Canberra. Margaret also taught occasional sessions at the Canberra College of TAFE in the 1980s and 1990s, running classes on rare books.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Research papers on H.G.H. Sandeman, 2010 [manuscript]
    • Rare Books Collection [manuscript] : outline history / Margaret Dent