Rare Books & Arts

Journey through the collection: Rick Amor

Protected: Journey through the collection: Rick Amor

March 31, 2021

Collection spotlights, Painting:

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The Smith Trams and Trains Collection

The Smith Trams and Trains Collection

August 6, 2020

Buildings & streets, Photography, Such was life:

The Library has recently digitised hundreds of images of Victorian trams and trains captured by a visiting enthusiast in the 1960s.

Jazz Head, 2016

New Sights and Sounds in Arts

April 6, 2020

classical music, Dance, Film, jazz, Music, Musicals, opera, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, rock:

Some great new arrivals include recent releases and acquisitions in popular, rock, musical theatre and film music, classical, jazz, chamber, ballet and opera on CD and Blu-Ray.  All CDs listed… Read More ›

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

December 25, 2019

Rare Books & Arts:

State Library Victoria, and specifically the History of the Book and Arts Collections here, lost a rare treasure earlier this month. On the night of Sunday 8th December 2019, volunteer… Read More ›

New Sights & Sounds : Summer highlights

New Sights & Sounds : Summer highlights

December 19, 2019

classical music, country music, Dance, Film, jazz, Music, Musicals, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, rock:

Some great new arrivals for Summer, include recent releases and acquisitions in popular, rock and country music, musical theatre, jazz, ballet, classical and film music on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray. … Read More ›

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

There has been an amazing new collection that has received a steady stream of attention here in the SLV Arts Collection, and it’s more obscure than you might immediately guess:… Read More ›

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

September 5, 2019

classical music, Dance, Film, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include recent releases and acquisitions in popular music, rock music, arts documentary, cabaret, country, modern dance, classical music, and film music on CD, DVD… Read More ›

New listening in Arts: Winter collection

New listening in Arts: Winter collection

July 9, 2019

classical music, Film, jazz, Music, Musicals, opera, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

New arrivals include this collection of popular, jazz, classical, opera, musical theatre and film music on CD, to warm up those cold winter days. All are currently showcased on our… Read More ›

Francis Frith in exotic Middle Eastern dress

Extract from ‘True portraiture: David Roberts’ The Holy Land and Francis Frith’s Photographic prints of Egyptian antiquities’

June 27, 2019

Our stories, Painting, Photography:

Europe went crazy for all things Egyptian in the early 19th century, which helps explain why the Library’s collection includes rare works by two famous Egyptologists: painter David Roberts and photographer Francis Frith.

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King Arthur through the ages

May 3, 2019

Arts & literature, Musicals, Such was life:

King Arthur has a rich artistic and cultural legacy. Explore the rise and rise of Arthur, a king for the ages.