Archive for July, 2012

Double Bill Screening: Peter Churcher & Graham Kennedy

Double Bill Screening: Peter Churcher & Graham Kennedy

July 17, 2012

Arts, Painting, Television:

A double bill featuring Australian artist, Peter Churcher, and iconic television entertainer, Graham Kennedy, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday July… Read More ›

New Books: in their own words and pictures

New Books: in their own words and pictures

July 13, 2012

Arts:

A bigger message: conversations with David Hockney by Martin Gayford This is a lovely book made up of a series of conversations (“interview” sounds way too formal) between Hockney and… Read More ›

National Year of Reading teen reader prize awarded

July 10, 2012

News, Uncategorized:

  The eight winners of the National Year of Reading’s Read This! creative reading competition were announced today. readthis2012.com The Read This! competition asked 12-18 year-old readers to nominate a… Read More ›

State Library announces 2012-13 Fellowships

July 10, 2012

Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Grants, Library services, News, Search, Talks, Uncategorized, Updates:

The State Library of Victoria is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Creative Fellowships awarded to researchers, writers, artists and scholars who will make creative use of the Library’s rich collections… Read More ›

Rare Persian Manuscripts Purchased After Successful Appeal

Rare Persian Manuscripts Purchased After Successful Appeal

July 10, 2012

About us, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

The State Library of Victoria is delighted to announce the acquisition of two extraordinary Persian manuscripts following a successful public appeal for their purchase.  The State Library of Victoria Foundation… Read More ›

Magic Pamphlets in the Alma collection

Magic Pamphlets in the Alma collection

July 6, 2012

Arts, Performing Arts:

One of the delights of the WG Alma Conjuring Collection is a collection of magic pamphlets. They cover a wide array of conjuring techniques from training doves and showmanship to… Read More ›

Music Boxes: Bette, Elvis and a whole lot more

Music Boxes: Bette, Elvis and a whole lot more

July 4, 2012

Arts:

The Library has a great collection of CD box sets featuring some of the world’s biggest names in recorded music.  Recent arrivals include: The Rolling Stones : the singles 1971-2006.… Read More ›

Ballet Screening: MacMillan Triple Bill

Ballet Screening: MacMillan Triple Bill

July 3, 2012

Arts:

Three MacMillan Ballets is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday July 4 in Arts. Featured are three very different ballets by renowned… Read More ›