Archive for July, 2010

New microfilm readers

New microfilm readers

July 16, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Uncategorized:

The Library has installed ten new state-of-the-art microfilm readers and they are already a hit with newspaper researchers.

Publish your family history

July 16, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

After years of research, you’re now ready to publish! Congratulations but where to begin and what form should it take? For practical advice and tips on what to include check… Read More ›

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

July 16, 2010

Arts, Music:

The sad news of the death at age 84 of the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, sees the passing of one of the world’s finest musicians, and one of… Read More ›

Gonzo in the Library

Gonzo in the Library

July 13, 2010

Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 14th July at 6:30pm, there will be a showing of Gonzo: the life and work… Read More ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… Read More ›

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

July 8, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

On Friday 6 August the Kelly gang will have a reunion of sorts as all four sets of armour go on display in Beechworth as part of the annual Ned Kelly Weekend. Our conservation and registration team has been working to ensure Ned’s armour reaches Beechworth safe-and-sound, though not necessarily in one piece.

A Golden Age of Illustration

A Golden Age of Illustration

July 7, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

N.C.Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings This beautiful two volume catalogue of the paintings of American artist N.C.Wyeth has just landed on the shelves and proves, if proof were needed, that great… Read More ›

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

July 6, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday July 7, another free screening will be held in Arts, as part of the regular fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series.  The classic opera, “La Boheme”, by… Read More ›

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›

European Masters: Städel Museum

European Masters: Städel Museum

July 1, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

The NGV International recently launched the latest of its winter masterpieces exhibitions, European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century.  There will  be works from all over Europe  presented, but I think… Read More ›