Post Tagged with: "Exhibition"

Inside the lab: How we prepare for an exhibition

Inside the lab: How we prepare for an exhibition

January 24, 2017

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The Library’s Conservation department works behind-the-scenes to ensure all collection and loan material selected for an exhibition is prepared and installed to a museum standard. The recent installation of ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR was no exception.

Paintings in The Big Issue portraits exhibition

The Big Issue marks 20-year milestone with an exhibition celebrating vendors

September 1, 2016

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Discover the stories behind the faces of Melbourne’s street magazine vendors in ‘The Big Issue portraits’, a free exhibition now on show at State Library Victoria.

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.

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.

Peter Gouldthorpe, 'The boy felt water swirling about his feet', published in First light by Gary Crew (Lothian Books, 1993)

Story Island: an adventure in pictures tours Victorian public libraries

April 29, 2016

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State Library Victoria announces Story Island: an adventure in pictures, a beautiful touring exhibition and reading experience for young children designed to promote early literacy skills and the joy of children and parents reading together.

Mr William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies, the second impression
London, Tho. Cotes for Robert Allot, 1632
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Celebrating the world’s most beautiful books

April 22, 2016

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This week we’re celebrating the book across the ages, from the ancient to the avant-garde with a selection of books from our Mirror of the World exhibition.

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

March 17, 2016

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Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.

Rubble remains after shelling of Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O’Connell Street), Keogh Brothers, 1916, courtesy National Library of Ireland

Melbourne to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

February 8, 2016

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State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising and its effect on Australia during a time of war.

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

October 19, 2015

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In the final week of our major exhibition, the Conservation team bring you behind-the-scenes to highlight some of the processes they undertook to prepare ST Gill’s evocative works for display.

The letter that changed history

The letter that changed history

September 23, 2015

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On this day 100 years ago, journalist Keith Murdoch penned the Gallipoli letter. The highly critical account, written to Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, is said to have influenced the withdrawal of allied troops from the peninsula.