Archive for March, 2012

Collectors, collections and collecting

Collectors, collections and collecting

March 28, 2012

Arts:

Many of us have experienced the joy of collecting particular objects; whether it is teapots, paintings, football cards or first editions.  When the fascination blossoms into a sizeable collection, we… Read More ›

Opera Screening: Turandot

Opera Screening: Turandot

March 27, 2012

Arts:

Turandot : an opera in three acts is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 28 March in Arts. This is Graeme Murphy’s… Read More ›

Putting the popular back into culture

Putting the popular back into culture

March 25, 2012

Arts, Film, New books, Popular music, Television:

Sitting pretty : the life and times of Clifton Webb by Clifton Webb with David L. Smith A face that any lover of classic Hollywood movies will instantly recognise, Clifton… Read More ›

Easter closing

Easter closing

March 23, 2012

Announcements, Library services, News:

The Library will be closed on Good Friday 6 April 2012. During this period you may still access many digitised collection items and online resources via our website. The Library… Read More ›

Adele, U2 & more new music

Adele, U2 & more new music

March 20, 2012

Arts, Music:

New CDs arriving in Arts include a few re-releases by Irish supergroup U2, all with a bonus disc.  The recent multi-Grammy award winning English singer, Adele,  features on her 2011 multi-planinum release… Read More ›

Out and about with the Genealogy Team March 2012

Out and about with the Genealogy Team March 2012

March 15, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Saturday 31 March 2012 from 10am to 4pm join Ann and Grant from the State Library of Victoria’s Genealogy Team to “Byte into your family history” at the National Archives of… Read More ›

From the real to the surreal, with a few stops in between…

From the real to the surreal, with a few stops in between…

March 14, 2012

Arts, New books:

A few new books on our shelves celebrating some radically different approaches to the visual arts. Sea of dreams : the lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914 This catalogue from… Read More ›

Arts on Film Screening

Arts on Film Screening

March 13, 2012

Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts:

The Arts on Film series (formerly Music & Dance on Film), commences for 2012 this Wednesday March 14.  It will feature music and theatre performances, and arts documentaries.   A great… Read More ›

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond now open.

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond now open.

March 9, 2012

Announcements, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

The largest exhibition of illustrated Persian manuscripts in Australia’s history is now open at the State Library of Victoria.

Love and Devotion in music and words

Love and Devotion in music and words

March 9, 2012

Arts, Music:

To celebrate the opening of the Library’s magnificent new exhibition, Love and Devotion: from Persia and beyond, I thought it might be interesting to highlight some of the material we… Read More ›