The SLV paper run

The SLV paper run

June 26, 2015

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Collection, Our stories:

So we’ve all heard that newspapers are on their last legs, right? To be replaced entirely by digital editions? Well the Library still receives about 280 papers each week.

Sa’di, Gulistan, State Library Victoria, folio 21

Persian treasures in Mirror of the World

June 26, 2015

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Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some beautiful Persian manuscripts currently on display in the Mirror of the World exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

June 24, 2015

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News:

The first major retrospective of Australia’s most popular mid-19th century artist, opens at State Library Victoria 17 July.

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

June 24, 2015

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Our stories:

In this special guest post Juliet O’Conor, our Children’s Research Librarian – best job ever – takes us through highlights from our collection.

Family History Feast 2015 bookings open Monday 22 June !

Family History Feast 2015 bookings open Monday 22 June !

June 22, 2015

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Family matters:

Some of the boys, Mena   1915    H84.356/13 The annual Family History Feast hosted by the State Library of Victoria will be held on Monday 10 August 2015 during National Family… Read More ›

Rev Wong with children in Collingwood, holding oranges. Photographer: T. W. Cameron

Lights and shades of city life

June 19, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life:

In the 1920s Reverend George Wong was a minister at the Collingwood Methodist Church, helping the poor, teaching at kindergarten and lecturing around Victoria about the life of Melbourne’s poor with the help of a limelight projector.

Paramount Records, 1970

The Battle of Waterloo and its 200 year old legacy

June 18, 2015

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Arts, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

The Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate, even 200 years after those ferocious days

Friends of the Library view children’s classics

Friends of the Library view children’s classics

June 15, 2015

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News:

Throughout the year there are opportunities for Friends of the Library to go behind the scenes and enjoy the Library’s treasures.

Tiger in the goldfields

Tiger in the goldfields

June 9, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life:

Ballarat: Sunday 8th July, 1855: ‘Got home and found the tent afloat and my blankets wet…Kindled fire and cleaned up tent. Boiled kettle and prepared supper. Ironing my blankets, I burned one of them.’

Wendingen: cover by El Lissitzky

Wendingen: Designing modernity

June 5, 2015

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Arts, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to an art magazine that is itself a work of art

Such was life

Rev Wong with children in Collingwood, holding oranges. Photographer: T. W. Cameron

Lights and shades of city life

June 19, 2015 0 comments

In the 1920s Reverend George Wong was a minister at the Collingwood Methodist Church, helping the poor, teaching at kindergarten and lecturing around Victoria about the life of Melbourne’s poor with the help of a limelight projector.

Arts

Sa’di, Gulistan, State Library Victoria, folio 21

Persian treasures in Mirror of the World

June 26, 2015 0 comments

Anna Welch introduces us to some beautiful Persian manuscripts currently on display in the Mirror of the World exhibition