Archive for August, 2011

Family History Feast 2011 – Monday 1 August 2011

Family History Feast 2011 – Monday 1 August 2011

August 15, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

A look at some of the highlights of the day (photographs courtesy of Anna Koh, National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office) Mark Brennan (National Archives), Hazel Edwards (author and National… Read More ›

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

August 15, 2011

Arts, Comic books, Music, Painting:

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

New listening-post music in Arts

New listening-post music in Arts

August 11, 2011

Arts, Music:

New CDs arriving into the collection include a mix of pop, musical theatre and world music.  From latest hit releases by Kylie Minogue & Silvie Paladino, to this years Best Musical… Read More ›

Don Grant tribute and lecture: Family History Feast 2011

August 10, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

This year’s Family History Feast was dedicated to the memory of Don Grant (1932–2011), a former staff member of the State Library of Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria and… Read More ›

Beautiful artists’ books on show

Beautiful artists’ books on show

August 10, 2011

Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010 is a new display that showcases beautiful limited-edition books by 20 Melbourne artists and printmakers. In the digital era the future… Read More ›

Distant sparks

Distant sparks

August 9, 2011

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

This Wednesday 10th August at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia, we will be showing the 2006 documentary In the shadow of the moon, in… Read More ›

From Venetian canals to the banks of the Yarra, with a few stops in between

From Venetian canals to the banks of the Yarra, with a few stops in between

August 7, 2011

Arts, New books:

The new-books shelf  has gone all fine-art this week, which won’t disturb too many people! Venice : Canaletto and his rivals by Charles Beddington It’s amazing just how much our image… Read More ›

Save your census!

Save your census!

August 4, 2011

Family matters, Research guides:

Historic census records include a bounty of genealogical details which bring family histories to life. Census records can illuminate where people lived and who they lived with, what kind of work they did, and provide… Read More ›

Tentative gazes at Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011

Tentative gazes at Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011

August 3, 2011

Arts, Film:

Sitting at my desk this afternoon, listening to one of my favourite death metal acts, and what am I thinking about more than anything? That I never ever want to… Read More ›

Ned Kelly’s armour returns from National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour returns from National Museum

August 3, 2011

Exhibitions, News:

After a six month absence, Ned Kelly’s armour is returning home to the State Library.