Archive for 2011

Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

November 13, 2011

Arts, Dance, Music, Painting:

Spring is most definitely in the air, not to mention the eyes, the nose, the throat, etc., and it’s a season that has been celebrated by many artists over the years; maybe… Read More ›

Some startlingly visual art

Some startlingly visual art

November 9, 2011

Arts, New books:

Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection : a catalogue raisonné edited by Elisabeth Schmuttermeier and Christian Witt-Dörring   If you’re still recovering from… Read More ›

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: opera screening.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: opera screening.

November 9, 2011

Arts:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream : an opera in three acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 9 November in… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

November 7, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Genealogy staff member Charles Bartlett reviews this week’s selection of new books. Family history research in South Australia by Graham Jaunay (2011) This is a comprehensive guide to identifying and… Read More ›

Telling tales behind the camera, and something blue

Telling tales behind the camera, and something blue

November 5, 2011

Arts, New books:

Now here’s a coincidence! Having just recently watched (for the umpteenth time) the miraculous Some Like It Hot, what should appear on the new books shelf? The making of Some Like… Read More ›

The importance of orthography in genealogy; or, spelling your way to success

November 2, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

An incident in the Genealogy Centre caused me to reflect on the importance of spelling in searching genealogical records. A patron was researching his family in the Centre, but having… Read More ›

Student applications invited for AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships

Student applications invited for AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships

November 2, 2011

Announcements, Education, Grants, News:

The State Library of Victoria invites honours year and postgraduate students to apply for the 2012 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships.

When Briseis won the Cup…

When Briseis won the Cup…

October 31, 2011

Family matters, Research guides:

and who was his jockey known as Peter St Albans? Briseis, Melbourne, Hugh George for Wilson and Mackinnon, 25 November 1876, wood engraving     A/S25/11/76/136 Briseis is regarded as one of… Read More ›

And they’re off…….

And they’re off…….

October 31, 2011

Arts:

Horses don’t just run around race tracks you know!  The horse in art by John Baskett One of the loveliest creatures on the planet has long played a prominent role in all forms… Read More ›

Behind the scenes, on the wall, up in the air and a spot of decapitation

Behind the scenes, on the wall, up in the air and a spot of decapitation

October 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

A mixed bag from the new books shelf, and all the better for that! Designs on film : a century of Hollywood art direction by Cathy Whitlock and the Art Directors… Read More ›