News

Ms Kate Torney

ABC Director of News to take the helm of State Library Victoria

July 24, 2015

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The President of the Library Board of Victoria, Mr John Wylie AM, today announced the appointment of Ms Kate Torney as the new Chief Executive Officer of State Library Victoria.

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

July 16, 2015

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Today we paws to celebrate the work of 19th-century Australian artist ST Gill, the subject of our new exhibition Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill.

Rare Book Week is around the corner

Rare Book Week is around the corner

July 14, 2015

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

New ebooks on our new ebookshelf

New ebooks on our new ebookshelf

July 14, 2015

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One of the best things about Mondays in the Library is the new book display. Each Monday some of the new printed books we have bought, catalogued and labelled are put on the shelves.

Reading Matters

Reading Matters

July 9, 2015

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Earlier this year, we held our 11th biennial Reading Matters program, a unique mix of festival events, workshops and conference talks.

Conservation guides: care for historic items at home

Conservation guides: care for historic items at home

July 7, 2015

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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

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

The SLV paper run

The SLV paper run

June 26, 2015

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Collection, Our stories:

So we’ve all heard that newspapers are on their last legs, right? To be replaced entirely by digital editions? Well the Library still receives about 280 papers each week.

Sa’di, Gulistan, State Library Victoria, folio 21

Persian treasures in Mirror of the World

June 26, 2015

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Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some beautiful Persian manuscripts currently on display in the Mirror of the World exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

June 24, 2015

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