Archive for 2016

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

October 4, 2016

News:

During the nine-day music extravaganza, the Library will delve deep into the vaults to reveal some extraordinary items in its collection including never-before-displayed, rare vinyl records from the 1940s to today, and specialist fanzines inspired by the Melbourne music scene – the largest public collection of its kind in Australia.

The Ern Mainka photographic collection

The Ern Mainka photographic collection

October 4, 2016

People & professions, Such was life:

Nature photographer Ern Mainka had a gift for capturing the divine. Pictures manager Madeleine Say tells us more about Mainka’s extraordinary photographs in her guest blog this week.

New Listening: Flutes, Beatles, Haydn, and more Spring sounds.

New Listening: Flutes, Beatles, Haydn, and more Spring sounds.

September 29, 2016

Arts, Music:

More great music coming into the collection, and surely something for everyone!

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

September 22, 2016

Events, Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

Good morning boys and girls! This phrase is so familiar and reminiscent of our school years and it is an excellent beginning title for a talk about Victorian teacher records.… Read More ›

The Return fancy dress ball at the old Exhibition Building, Samuel Calvert, IMP27/10/66/357

150 years of The Press dress

September 20, 2016

Our stories:

On 20 September 1866 Mrs Matilda Butters attended the Mayor’s Fancy Dress Ball in the new exhibition buildings as ‘The Press’. Designed by local dressmaker Mrs William Dobbs, the costume was constructed of silk panels printed with the front pages different Melbourne newspapers.

Virtual State Library Victoria showcased in Google Expeditions

Virtual State Library Victoria showcased in Google Expeditions

September 16, 2016

News:

Priceless collections and the prized architecture of State Library Victoria will be available in virtual reality to students and teachers around the world when the State Library Google Expedition launches in Mildura today.

Melbourne Music Week 2016

State Library announced as Melbourne Music Week Hub

September 13, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria will be the 2016 hub for Melbourne Music Week, illuminating the city’s world-renowned music scene.

Oscar saves the day

Oscar saves the day

September 13, 2016

People & professions, Such was life:

Antarctica, January 1916…exhausted, ill, running out of food and 650 kilometres from their base on Ross Island, the Ross Sea Party had little chance of survival. Whatever hope they had relied on their four sled dogs…

Arielle Cottingham, winner of the Victorian state final of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam

Arielle Cottingham wins 2016 Victorian Poetry Slam state final

September 5, 2016

News:

Following a hotly contested series of heats in Melbourne and regional venues across Victoria, 13 poets battled it out in the state final of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam at State Library Victoria.

Henry Lawson: Mementos of a difficult man

Henry Lawson: Mementos of a difficult man

September 2, 2016

Our stories:

In mid-2003 the State Library formally acquired the Australian writer Henry Lawson’s walking stick and shirt. On the anniversary of his death, we take a closer look at these items.