Rubble remains after shelling of Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O’Connell Street), Keogh Brothers, 1916, courtesy National Library of Ireland

Melbourne to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

February 8, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising and its effect on Australia during a time of war.

PBS Home Video, 2006

Warhol & Weiwei, together at last

February 5, 2016

Arts, Visual arts:

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, strange bedfellows? Maybe not……

Colour our collections

Colour our collections

February 1, 2016

News:

This week, libraries, galleries and museums across the world will be sharing some of their favourite collections for you to get colourful with on Instagram.

Call for 2016 Fellowship applications

Call for 2016 Fellowship applications

February 1, 2016

News:

Artists, performers, writers, historians, filmmakers, scholars and thinkers are encouraged to apply for a prestigious State Library Victoria Fellowship.

Joan of Arc / Jeanne d’Arc, Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910)

Melbourne’s Joan of Arc

February 1, 2016

Our stories:

Melbourne’s Maid of Orléans arrived at Port Melbourne from Marseilles on 28 January 1907. Here, Pictures Librarian Gerard Hayes traces Joan’s history from a Francophile rallying point to the mysterious case of a missing crown.

King Charles on the scaffold, bound in copy of King Charls his speech made upon the scaffold London, 1649

The trial and execution of a King

January 29, 2016

Our stories:

The Library holds some of the earliest printed accounts of the trial and execution King Charles I. The pamphlets are part of the Emmerson collection, one of the great private libraries of early English books in the world.

Old Tom by Leigh Hobbs. Copyright: Leigh Hobbs.

Kids’ big book spectacular coming soon

January 28, 2016

News:

There are just two weeks to go until the inaugural Kids’ big book spectacular at the Library, a day of free family fun to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature and illustration.

Our women

Our women

January 24, 2016

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Our women was a magazine in the 1950s and ’60s which focused on the social issues, contributions and opinions of women in Australia.

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

January 22, 2016

Arts, Music:

Its been a tough start to the year with the loss of some truly iconic rock music figures.

Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

New ebooks in Arts for your epleasure

January 8, 2016

Arts:

The ebook shelves continue to grow, and even Elvis is getting in on the act.

Such was life

Our women

Our women

January 24, 2016 3 comments

Our women was a magazine in the 1950s and ’60s which focused on the social issues, contributions and opinions of women in Australia.

Arts

PBS Home Video, 2006

Warhol & Weiwei, together at last

February 5, 2016 0 comments

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, strange bedfellows? Maybe not……