State Library Victoria welcomes significant funding announcement

State Library Victoria welcomes significant funding announcement

April 20, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria has welcomed significant new funding announced last night by Minister for the Creative Industries, Martin Foley.

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Architects announced for State Library redevelopment

April 23, 2016

News:

A partnership of internationally celebrated and multi-award winning designers has been selected to design the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment.

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Celebrating the world’s most beautiful books

April 22, 2016

Our stories:

This week we’re celebrating the book across the ages, from the ancient to the avant-garde with a selection of books from our Mirror of the World exhibition.

The Shakespeare Window

The Shakespeare Window

April 22, 2016

Our stories:

Have you ever visited the 6th floor of the La Trobe Reading Room and gazed out over the Dome? Did you notice the Bard of Avon peering over your shoulder?

David Chittick, 2014

Robot monsters, Mr Squiggle, death metal zombies and a bit of Monty Python: business as usual in the Arts Library

April 21, 2016

Arts, New books:

New in Arts, just a few of the things that make popular culture so popular

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

April 21, 2016

Arts & literature, Social life & customs, Such was life, Visual arts, War:

State Library Victoria has a significant collection of British, French and Australian WWI posters. As the war progressed, changes emerge in the content and themes of the images; through recruitment, the symbolism of women and to our heroes on the Front.

Guide Alice

Guide Alice

April 18, 2016

People & professions, Such was life:

Alice Manfield, or ‘Guide Alice’ as she came to be known, had a strange, romantic childhood on Mount Buffalo. She grew up to become a talented naturalist, photographer and writer, as well as an unlikely feminist figure.

Family History Feast 2016 : date for your diary

Family History Feast 2016 : date for your diary

April 15, 2016

Family matters:

State Library Victoria hosts its 13th annual Family History Feast during National Family History Month in August this year. On Monday 8 August, the popular program turns to the subject… Read More ›

Photos by Teagan Glenane

Cataloguing the Emmerson Collection

April 15, 2016

Our stories:

In April 2015, we received the most significant and valuable donation of rare books in our 160 year history: The Emmerson Collection. One year on, we look back over the extraordinary work being carried out by our rare book cataloguers Derrick Moors and Richard Overell.

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

April 7, 2016

News:

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, and Catherine Andrews launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years at the Library this week.

Such was life

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

April 21, 2016 0 comments

State Library Victoria has a significant collection of British, French and Australian WWI posters. As the war progressed, changes emerge in the content and themes of the images; through recruitment, the symbolism of women and to our heroes on the Front.

Arts

David Chittick, 2014

Robot monsters, Mr Squiggle, death metal zombies and a bit of Monty Python: business as usual in the Arts Library

April 21, 2016 0 comments

New in Arts, just a few of the things that make popular culture so popular