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The SLV paper run

The SLV paper run

June 26, 2015

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.

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

June 24, 2015

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In this special guest post Juliet O’Conor, our Children’s Research Librarian – best job ever – takes us through highlights from our collection.

Finding inspiration: An interview with Julius Bryant

Finding inspiration: An interview with Julius Bryant

May 29, 2015

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

Inside the conservation of a 13th-century bible

Inside the conservation of a 13th-century bible

May 19, 2015

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

Gracia & Louise on making artists’ books

Gracia & Louise on making artists’ books

April 27, 2015

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Discover the incredible work of our special guest bloggers, Melbourne paper artists Gracia & Louise.

Wattle blooms in Palmer Hall

Wattle blooms in Palmer Hall

April 8, 2015

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Today poppies denote WWI remembrance, but a sprig of yellow wattle symbolised home for many Australians at war.

What is an artist book?

What is an artist book?

March 20, 2015

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Our exhibition Inspiration by Design has artist books from Picasso, Matisse and Ernst, to name but a few! What exactly is an ‘artist book’? Learn from the experts.

Q&A with children’s author Andy Griffiths

Q&A with children’s author Andy Griffiths

March 16, 2015

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Hear from children’s author extraordinaire Andy Griffiths in the lead up to his visit to the Library for Children’s Book Festival 2015.

Bohemian Melbourne walking tour

Bohemian Melbourne walking tour

February 9, 2015

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Venture down history’s backstreets with this self-guided walking tour of bohemian Melbourne.

2014 in numbers at the State Library

2014 in numbers at the State Library

December 18, 2014

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Everyone loves an end-of-year round-up – enjoy 2014 in numbers from State Library Victoria.