Gonzo in the Library

Gonzo in the Library

July 13, 2010

Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 14th July at 6:30pm, there will be a showing of Gonzo: the life and work… Read More ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… Read More ›

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

July 8, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

On Friday 6 August the Kelly gang will have a reunion of sorts as all four sets of armour go on display in Beechworth as part of the annual Ned Kelly Weekend. Our conservation and registration team has been working to ensure Ned’s armour reaches Beechworth safe-and-sound, though not necessarily in one piece.

A Golden Age of Illustration

A Golden Age of Illustration

July 7, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

N.C.Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings This beautiful two volume catalogue of the paintings of American artist N.C.Wyeth has just landed on the shelves and proves, if proof were needed, that great… Read More ›

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

July 6, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday July 7, another free screening will be held in Arts, as part of the regular fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series.  The classic opera, “La Boheme”, by… Read More ›

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›

European Masters: Städel Museum

European Masters: Städel Museum

July 1, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

The NGV International recently launched the latest of its winter masterpieces exhibitions, European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century.  There will  be works from all over Europe  presented, but I think… Read More ›

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

June 29, 2010

Arts, Comic books, Film:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 30th June at 6:30pm you can catch the most recent animated film by Hayao… Read More ›

Research guides help you find your family

June 24, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Websites:

Our librarians are now publishing some exciting research guides to help you find the information you want. There are a number of excellent family history guides written by our Genealogy… Read More ›

Music and the passing of a good friend

Music and the passing of a good friend

June 23, 2010

Arts:

Kevin McBeath in Facade by William Walton Not a recent recording by any means, but a fitting tribute to the passing of one of the State Library’s great friends and… Read More ›

Such was life

Fish named after men

Fish named after men

June 29, 2017 0 comments

Melbourne in the 1850s had a small but ambitious scientific community. One particularly idiosyncratic member of that community was William Blandowski, a man often at odds with the scientific establishment. He found himself embroiled in controversy with his choice of names for newly described Murray River fish.

Arts

ABC, 2015

New Sights and Sounds : Countdown, Bodyguard & more Thoroughly Modern selections.

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, ballet, pop, rock, classical music, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online database.… Read More ›