Archive for August, 2011

Vienna: art and design

Vienna: art and design

August 31, 2011

Arts, Visual arts:

The current Winter Masterpieces exhibitions at NGV International explores Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century; a city of enormous vitality, creativity and burgeoning avant garde arts.  If you would like… Read More ›

Mahler Symphony Screening

Mahler Symphony Screening

August 31, 2011

Arts:

A complete performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday August… Read More ›

Reefer madness, sexy music, graphic rock and loads of Blab

Reefer madness, sexy music, graphic rock and loads of Blab

August 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

Sometimes oddness is its own reward…… Reefer movie madness : the ultimate stoner film guide by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom It would appear that there is a movie guide for just… Read More ›

Life on board a migrant ship

Life on board a migrant ship

August 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I always love speaking with our Rare Books Librarian, as I often learn about remarkable items in our collection. Yesterday, I was introduced to the publication Instructions for the Surgeons… Read More ›

Counts and Castles

Counts and Castles

August 23, 2011

Arts, Film:

Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki is no stranger to Outside-in cinema here, having featured in last years season not just once, but twice. This Wednesday just past we showed another… Read More ›

Businessman, forger, convict and author

Businessman, forger, convict and author

August 22, 2011

Family matters, Uncategorized:

In the middle of May, I decided to escape the cold weather of Melbourne for the extremely cold weather of Hobart. Being my first visit to Tasmania, I followed the… Read More ›

Television studies: taking the idiot out of the box

Television studies: taking the idiot out of the box

August 19, 2011

Arts, Television:

The new books shelf was a bit light-on this week, but an enquiry I took from a customer regarding popular television shows had me delving into an increasingly interesting part of… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

New books in the Genealogy Centre

August 17, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Want to know how to research an occupation? If records of your ancestor are likely to exist? Guides to occupational records are a fantastic resource for the family historian. For those… Read More ›

These are yet more of my favourite things

These are yet more of my favourite things

August 17, 2011

Arts:

Yet more self-indulgence on my part! All-star Superman written by Grant Morrison ; pencilled by Frank Quitely DC Comics, c2007 Some comic book characters come and go, but Superman appears to… Read More ›

The Tales of Hoffmann: opera screening.

The Tales of Hoffmann: opera screening.

August 16, 2011

Arts:

The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) : an opera in three acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be screened Wednesday August… Read More ›