Archive for July, 2014

Chance encounters with Australian art

Chance encounters with Australian art

July 28, 2014

Arts, Painting:

A chance encounter at a recent art auction viewing re-acquainted me with the lovely work of Dora Wilson, and I was delighted to find her work well represented in our… Read More ›

Olde Melbourne guidebooks

Olde Melbourne guidebooks

July 21, 2014

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Wondering what the cab fare rate was in Melbourne in 1973? Or the opening hours of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1911? Or where must imported explosives be unloaded in 1925? … Read More ›

The cat

The cat

July 21, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

I knew that my post on dogs in art would trigger a feline response….. Spend any time on the internet and you could be forgiven for thinking everyone likes cats… Read More ›

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage now open

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage now open

July 18, 2014

Exhibitions, News:

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition and the biggest ever staged by the State Library of Victoria, is now open. The exhibition explores the… Read More ›

Paris and its people: “La plus ça change…”

Paris and its people: “La plus ça change…”

July 12, 2014

Arts:

Anna Welch from our History of the Book collection whets our appetite for all things Victor Hugo: To complement the library’s upcoming major new exhibition in the Keith Murdoch Gallery,… Read More ›

Violet Town railway disaster

Violet Town railway disaster

July 11, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

On a very hot Friday, 7 February, 1969, just after 7.00am, the Southern Aurora, Australia’s overnight express passenger train between Sydney and Melbourne, collided head-on with an Albury-bound goods train, 174km north of Melbourne. The Melbourne-bound Southern Aurora ran through the Violet Town crossing loop where it should have waited for the goods train to pass.

Family History Feast 2014 bookings open Monday 14 July!!

Family History Feast 2014 bookings open Monday 14 July!!

July 7, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Bookings for the annual Family History Feast event hosted by the State Library of Victoria open on Monday 14 July 2014. The eleventh Family History Feast  will be held at the Library… Read More ›

New Listening: Mozart, Blunt, Buble & Trio

New Listening: Mozart, Blunt, Buble & Trio

July 4, 2014

Arts, Music:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include recent releases in pop, rock, country, opera and world music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the… Read More ›

State Library welcomes new Creative Fellows – funds creative use of collections

July 2, 2014

Announcements, Collection, Grants, News:

The State Library of Victoria has announced the recipients of the 2014-15 Creative Fellowships, a program started eleven years ago to foster the creative use of the State Library’s collections… Read More ›