Archive for August, 2012

Virtually catastrophic events at Outside-in cinema

Virtually catastrophic events at Outside-in cinema

August 15, 2012

Arts, Film:

The potential for societal collapse as a result of our increasing reliance on computers has long been a favourite theme of speculative fiction in cinema, with few film-goers able to… Read More ›

Arts on Film:  Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

Arts on Film: Cats, Phantom, Les Miserables & more.

August 14, 2012

Arts, Musicals, Theatre:

Hey Mr Producer : the musical world of Cameron MacKintosh! is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday August 14 in Arts. This… Read More ›

New Books: weddings, pianos, pictures and a bit of car fetishism

New Books: weddings, pianos, pictures and a bit of car fetishism

August 10, 2012

Arts:

Not a film book in sight while we have a rest from the Melbourne Film Festival: At the piano: interviews with 21st-century pianists by Caroline Benser With the Sydney International… Read More ›

Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell

Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell

August 10, 2012

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

At this year’s Family History Feast, Susan Long from the library’s Pictures collection, represented the library with her presentation Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell. I thoroughly… Read More ›

Library’s most appetising exhibition

August 6, 2012

Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Gusto! A culinary history of Victoria, a new free exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, opened Friday 3 August. It provides a fascinating insight into the gastronomic world of… Read More ›

Pictorial records at National Archives

August 6, 2012

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

In the first afternoon session of Family History Feast, Mark Brennan from the National Archives of Australia (NAA) presented on Pictorial records at National Archives. Mark introduced us to the… Read More ›

Films about film: behind the dream factory facade

Films about film: behind the dream factory facade

August 4, 2012

Arts, Film:

To celebrate the Melbourne International Film Festival, part two of our film studies festival: History of Australian cinema: directed by Alan Anderson, Joan Long and Keith Gow This documentary covers… Read More ›

Old records, new access at PROV

August 1, 2012

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

In the second presentation of Family History Feast,  Daniel Wilksch, from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) presented on Old records, new access at the Public Record Office Victoria.

A Festival of Film Studies

A Festival of Film Studies

August 1, 2012

Arts:

With the cinematic tidal wave that is the Melbourne International Film Festival upon us, I thought it might be useful to highlight just a few of the terrific film-studies resources… Read More ›