Archive for April, 2012

Lots of emailing

April 29, 2012

Arts, Visual arts:

Outside of my work here in the Arts Team, I also volunteer at an artist run initiative in Melbourne’s inner north. Like any arts organisation, much of running the space… Read More ›

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

April 24, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Painting, Popular music, Theatre:

A mixed bag of new books in Arts; could you ask for anything more? Florence Young and the golden years of Australian musical theatre by Frank Van Straten When I… Read More ›

Inventive ancestors

Inventive ancestors

April 18, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Do you have an inventor in your family tree? If so, they may have registered a Victorian or Australian patent for their ‘bright idea’. There are two major online sources,… Read More ›

Fred Williams, visions and horizons

Fred Williams, visions and horizons

April 16, 2012

Arts:

I can almost remember the exact moment when the landscapes of Fred Williams suddenly made perfect sense to me, having viewed them on countless occasions in the National Gallery of… Read More ›

Sue Roberts begins role as CEO and State Librarian

Sue Roberts begins role as CEO and State Librarian

April 13, 2012

About us, Announcements, News:

Sue Roberts, the State Library of Victoria’s new Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian has taken up her position this week.

Anzac Day opening

Anzac Day opening

April 12, 2012

Library services, News, Opening hours, Uncategorized:

The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday 25 April during the Anzac Day public holiday. However, requests for items from storage for Anzac Day will be affected.

Adelaide and ancestry, 28 to 31 March 2012

Adelaide and ancestry, 28 to 31 March 2012

April 10, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

From 28 to 31 March I was fortunate to be able to join almost 400 keen genealogists and staff working in the field at the 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy… Read More ›

Pictures on the wall, on the page and on the street

Pictures on the wall, on the page and on the street

April 10, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Photography, Visual arts:

This week on the new books shelf, pictures in all forms telling all kinds of stories: Tapestry in the Baroque : new aspects of production and patronage edited by Thomas… Read More ›

La Stupenda, Shakespeare & a carpet of stars

La Stupenda, Shakespeare & a carpet of stars

April 7, 2012

Arts:

There are many new arrivals on the DVD shelf in Arts that include the following. These & other audiovisual material can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual… Read More ›

Shake Your Family Tree day

Shake Your Family Tree day

April 3, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

On Saturday 31st March 2012,  Grant Hamston and I represented the State Library of Victoria at the 5th annual Shake Your Family Tree day, a family history event presented by… Read More ›