Archive for 2015

Bertie The Aeroplane, Eric Porter Studios

5 things you didn’t know about Australian animation

October 27, 2015

Our stories:

From the very first Australian animated film to our first Oscar for an animated short, this week we celebrate 100 years of Australian animation.

Did Daylight really come second?

Did Daylight really come second?

October 26, 2015

Sport, Such was life:

Did daylight ever really come second or is it just another part of Melbourne Cup folklore?

Nobel women – Women of science

Nobel women – Women of science

October 22, 2015

Our stories:

Since 1901, Nobel prizes have been awarded 573 times to 900 people or organisations. Of these, there have only been 48 women Nobel Laureates. Those who have won the prizes in the field of science: Physics; Chemistry; or Physiology or Medicine number only 17.

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Accession no: H2011.36/48

No damned females! Exploring WW1 nursing records with Dr Kirsty Harris.

October 22, 2015

Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

“No damned female M.O.s in the A.I.F. My responsibilities are quite big enough with 1200 nurses” responded General Neville Howse to the suggestion that female doctors should be allowed to serve with the AIF.

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

October 19, 2015

Our stories:

In the final week of our major exhibition, the Conservation team bring you behind-the-scenes to highlight some of the processes they undertook to prepare ST Gill’s evocative works for display.

Designers sought for State Library Vision 2020 Redevelopment

Designers sought for State Library Vision 2020 Redevelopment

October 19, 2015

News:

An Expression of Interest for a Design Consultant team has been released for the $83 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment project, the Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced.

Naxos/Broadway Theatre Archive, 1973

It’s a wonderful world; so many videos to enjoy, here or there!

October 16, 2015

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Television, Theatre:

Some more great performances and documentaries courtesy of our video streaming services, not to mention a flashmob Choral Symphony to bring a tear to the eye.

Gabrielle Tozer wins 2015 Gold Inky Award for debut novel

Gabrielle Tozer wins 2015 Gold Inky Award for debut novel

October 13, 2015

News:

This year’s Gold Inky went to Gabrielle Tozer for her debut novel The Intern. The Intern tells the story of Josie, a budding young writer who lands her dream internship at a women’s magazine.

Beautiful architectural drawings now online

Beautiful architectural drawings now online

October 13, 2015

Buildings & streets, News, Such was life:

The Melbourne University architecture includes stunning plans of Melbourne houses, which you can now view online.

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

October 9, 2015

Collection, Exhibitions, News:

To mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book, the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is going on display in our free Mirror of the World exhibition.