Our stories

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.

Countdown to an exhibition

Countdown to an exhibition

December 9, 2014

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Come behind the scenes in the lead up to our new ‘Bohemian Melbourne’ exhibition.

Understanding Spring Street End

Understanding Spring Street End

November 24, 2014

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Get the inside story on one of our permanent artworks.

Our favourites

Our favourites

November 23, 2014

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Hear our staff members reveal their favourites from the Library’s collection.