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Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

August 24, 2016

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We welcomed more than 200 little readers, their families and carers to the Library this morning for a special 2016 Children’s Book Week Storytime.

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

August 24, 2016

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This week is national Hearing Awareness Week (21-27 August), an annual initiative that raises awareness for the needs of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired.

The 2016 Inky Awards shortlist covers

Announcing the 2016 Inky Awards shortlist

August 16, 2016

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The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature today, celebrating a decade of the national teen choice prize.

State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

August 9, 2016

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Opening Friday 18 November ‘ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR’ is the first-ever exhibition showcasing Australia’s most successful community radio station.

Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

August 8, 2016

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Libraries across Australia and New Zealand launch Born Digital 2016 this week (8-12 August), the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history.

The 2016 Fellows pictured in the Cowen Gallery

State Library Victoria announces 2016 Fellowship recipients

July 28, 2016

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Recipients of 13 State Library Victoria Fellowships worth a total of $169,500 were announced today.

The Mandeville Centre, Loreto, Toorak

Architectus takes home win in architecture awards

July 15, 2016

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Architectus, one of the design firms involved in our Vision 2020 redevelopment, are celebrating wins for two of their educational projects.

Black Thursday, February 6th, 1851  
1864
oil on canvas; 106.5 x 343 cm
State Library of Victoria

Major retrospective of colonial artist William Strutt on show at State Library Victoria

June 2, 2016

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State Library Victoria will host Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia, a major retrospective dedicated to the work of celebrated mid-nineteenth century artist, William Strutt (1825–1915). The exhibition opens to the public on 14 July 2016.

An ambrotype portrait of cadet Dabney Scales in US Naval Academy uniform, Maryland, c 1859-60, housed in its original hinge-split case, on top of Scales' Shenandoah diary, 1865

State Library seeks help to secure unique diary revealing Australia’s link to the American Civil War

May 29, 2016

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State Library Victoria is asking for the public’s help to purchase an extraordinary document that chronicles Australia’s involvement in the last year of the American Civil War – the ship diary of Lieutenant Dabney M Scales of the Confederate Steam Ship Shenandoah.

550+ aerial photographs go online

550+ aerial photographs go online

May 17, 2016

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These photographs, covering mostly regional Victoria from Albury to Willaura, are part of the State Aerial Survey that was produced by the Department of Crown Lands & Survey between 1945-1965. They are mosaics, which means multiple photographs were joined together to form one large overall image.