Archive for 2014

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

November 26, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical and musical theatre.

The ebooks are positively crowding the eshelves

The ebooks are positively crowding the eshelves

November 26, 2014

Arts, New books:

A selection of new ebooks in Arts; nothing if not eclectic…..

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Currently on display in Mirror of the World is a 1570 English edition of Sebastian Brant’s famous German satire The Ship of Fools.

Understanding Spring Street End

Understanding Spring Street End

November 24, 2014

Our stories:

Get the inside story on one of our permanent artworks.

New: La fin du monde

New: La fin du monde

November 24, 2014

News:

New to our collection, ‘La fin du monde’ (1919) is a true work of art, featuring spectacular illustrations by French Modernist Fernand Léger.

Our favourites

Our favourites

November 23, 2014

Our stories:

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

The beginning

The beginning

November 21, 2014

Our stories:

Welcome to our new blog channel, Our stories – uncover treasures from our collection and come behind the scenes to meet Library insiders.

A new look for the Library

A new look for the Library

November 21, 2014

News:

You may have noticed that we look a little different? Let us introduce you to the State Library’s new look.

Press photography exhibition launch

Press photography exhibition launch

November 21, 2014

News:

Showcasing incredible moments captured by Australia’s top press photographers, the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography exhibition launched at the Library.

Martha Needle – Melbourne’s 19th century serial poisoner

Martha Needle – Melbourne’s 19th century serial poisoner

November 20, 2014

People & professions, Such was life:

In 1894, Martha Needle was sentenced to death for the murder of her prospective brother in law, Louis Juncken, and executed in the Old Melbourne Gaol. She was also said to have poisoned her husband Henry, their three daughters Mabel, Elsie and May, as well as attempting to murder Herman Juncken.