Archive for April, 2015

Government announces $83.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria

Government announces $83.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria

April 29, 2015

News:

State Government announces a major new redevelopment project to transform the State Library Victoria.

Gracia & Louise on making artists’ books

Gracia & Louise on making artists’ books

April 27, 2015

Our stories:

Discover the incredible work of our special guest bloggers, Melbourne paper artists Gracia & Louise.

State Library Annual Appeal launches

State Library Annual Appeal launches

April 27, 2015

News:

Our goal is to raise $80,000 to secure three literary treasures and the imagination and creativity they embody.

Museum to memorial…

Museum to memorial…

April 24, 2015

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I’m very pleased to welcome guest blogger and fellow librarian, David Flegg. David is currently researching soldiers who are listed on the Public Library and Museum’s World War 1 honour board. Welcome David!

Norman Lindsay,  c.1918

Art on the Front Line: lest we forget

April 24, 2015

Arts, Comic books, Visual arts:

Australian artists have fallen-in with our fighting forces since colonial times, witnessing, reporting and questioning all aspects of war.

The Waler; a war horse

The Waler; a war horse

April 22, 2015

Such was life, War:

Walers became legendary with the Australian Light Horse for their feats of endurance and bravery on the battle field during WWI.

Upcoming films at the Library

Upcoming films at the Library

April 21, 2015

News:

Screening the book is back for its second night of film goodness on Wednesday 29 April at 6pm. This time around we will be screening the classic 84 Charing Cross Road… Read More ›

A moa for all seasons, now showing in Mirror of the World

A moa for all seasons, now showing in Mirror of the World

April 17, 2015

Arts:

We highlight the work of controversial natural historian Richard Owen in our Mirror of the World exhibition

Extraordinary rare book collection donated to State Library

Extraordinary rare book collection donated to State Library

April 17, 2015

News:

The late John Emmerson QC has donated one of the world’s great rare book collections to the State Library.

Family History Feast 2015

Family History Feast 2015

April 10, 2015

Events, Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

Planning is well underway for this year’s twelfth annual Family History Feast to be held on Monday 10 August at the State Library of Victoria. Put this date in your… Read More ›