Articles by: Anna Metcalfe

Rare Book Week is around the corner

Rare Book Week is around the corner

July 14, 2015

News:

Melbourne Rare Book Week is upon us for another year, beginning on Thursday 16 July.

NAIDOC Week: Exploring Aboriginal history

NAIDOC Week: Exploring Aboriginal history

July 7, 2015

News:

This week is NAIDOC Week – a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

Conservation guides: care for historic items at home

Conservation guides: care for historic items at home

July 7, 2015

News:

Did you know that the State Library offers free information guides to help you care for your historic items at home?

Sofie Laguna wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Sofie Laguna wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

June 30, 2015

News:

Last week Sofie Laguna won the coveted Miles Franklin Literary Award, which was announced at State Library Victoria.

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

June 24, 2015

News:

The first major retrospective of Australia’s most popular mid-19th century artist, opens at State Library Victoria 17 July.

Finding inspiration: An interview with Julius Bryant

Finding inspiration: An interview with Julius Bryant

May 29, 2015

Our stories:

Curator Julius Bryant tells us how the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library inspires designers.

New historic material on display at the Library

New historic material on display at the Library

May 29, 2015

News:

Last week 164 new items were added to The changing face of Victoria exhibition, refreshing the existing displays with exciting new material.

Inside the conservation of a 13th-century bible

Inside the conservation of a 13th-century bible

May 19, 2015

Our stories:

Enter the facinating world of conservation, where scientific experimentation and artistry come together to uncover layers of history.

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.