Archive for March, 2016

Help us build an archive!

Help us build an archive!

March 30, 2016

News:

We need your help to capture and record Melbourne’s laneways as they exist now for the State Collection.

Queen’s wharf

Queen’s wharf

March 22, 2016

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

In the 1840s a burgeoning Melbourne needed a robust wharf, one to replace the current bog built over swamps.

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Arts, Photography, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

March 17, 2016

News:

Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

March 9, 2016

News:

The Library has been named a state finalist at the Meetings and Events Association Industry Awards. The awards recognise excellence and best business practice in the meetings & events industry.

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

March 9, 2016

People & professions, Social life & customs, Such was life, Tips and tricks:

Criminals, crime and justice in colonial Victoria!

Behind the lens of the Library’s studio photographer

Behind the lens of the Library’s studio photographer

March 7, 2016

Our stories:

The Library’s imaging studio is home to two full-time photographers and a studio supervisor. We handle the high end digitisation of a variety of collection items for public orders, digitising projects and other library requests. A day in the studio is never dull.

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

March 4, 2016

Arts, New books:

They are all here as popular culture rears just a few of its many heads, on the shelves and online…..