Archive for February, 2011

Congratulations Shaun Tan!

February 28, 2011

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Melbourne based illustrator and filmmaker Shaun Tan has won an Academy Award® for best animated short film with The Lost Thing.

Furious love, and a bit of Gunk Punk in Arts

Furious love, and a bit of Gunk Punk in Arts

February 28, 2011

Arts:

Furious love : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger   I’m sorry, but some titles are just irresistible, and when… Read More ›

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

February 25, 2011

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, one of Australia’s most iconic objects, is leaving its home at the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’.

All the world’s a stage, and screen!

All the world’s a stage, and screen!

February 23, 2011

Arts, New books, Performing Arts:

Am I giving away my age if I say that I grew up watching the marvellous Margaret Rutherford on TV in those wonderful Miss Marple movies, not to mention other… Read More ›

What every genealogist should know: making the most of indexes

February 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians love an index, especially if it is online. While there is no doubt that indexes are essential tools for doing genealogy, I would like to share with you… Read More ›

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

February 17, 2011

Arts:

I have always (unfashionably) had a bit of a soft spot for art of the Victorian era,  generally dismissed as kitsch, garish, old-fashioned, etc., etc., etc.; I know all of… Read More ›

Premier announces Library Corporate Membership Program

February 16, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

The Honourable Ted Baillieu, MP, Premier of Victoria launched the State Library of Victoria Foundation’s Corporate Membership Program today.

Shake your family tree in 2011: you might be surprised what you find!

February 13, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

You’ve thought about it over the Christmas/New Year break. Perhaps you have a family reunion coming up or you’ve been watching Who Do You Think You Are? Now is a… Read More ›

When the Ballets Russes came to town

When the Ballets Russes came to town

February 12, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is currently showing off its vast and extraordinary collection of Ballets Russes costumes; you have to hurry though, it closes in March. While… Read More ›

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

February 11, 2011

About us, Announcements, News:

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, has stepped down as head of the State Library of Victoria at the end of her current contract. The Federal Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, has today announced that she will assume the prestigious role of Director-General of the National Library of Australia.