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Dante 700: an Australian story

Dante 700: an Australian story

September 13, 2021

Collection, Rare Books & Arts:

To mark the 700th anniversary of the death of italian poet Dante Alighieri, we’re taking a look at the illustrative interpretations of his work by Australian artists.

Portrait of Margaret Bourke taken in Kobe, Japan, in 1998 when her team finished second in the Pacific Asian Bridge Federation Women's Team Championship event.

Vale Margaret Bourke (1945–2021)

August 16, 2021

Announcements, News, Rare Books & Arts:

Des Cowley, Principal Librarian, History of the Book and Arts, shares the story of the unique and treasured Margaret and Tim Bourke Bridge collection.

Julie Murray on the magic of play-based learning

Julie Murray on the magic of play-based learning

June 21, 2021

Education, Our stories:

Written by Stanley Hong This winter, Julie Murray is the resident host for our weekly Playdate at the Library sessions. We interviewed Julie about her work from Sounds Like This,… Read More ›

Celebrating State Library Victoria’s volunteers

Celebrating State Library Victoria’s volunteers

May 20, 2021

About us, Library services:

It’s National Volunteer Week! And what better way to revel in their return to State Library Victoria by expressing how much we’ve missed them, and how eager we are for their return.

King George’s donation

King George’s donation

May 14, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

Book plates have been used to establish ownership for centuries. They also grant us the ability to trace the fascinating journey of the book itself.

Sarah Firth on neurodivergence and creativity

Sarah Firth on neurodivergence and creativity

May 13, 2021

Talks:

Following her appearance on the Library’s Afternoon Tea & Talk series, Sarah talked to us about her experiences as a neurodivergent person and the creativity that flows from her neurodivergence.

Collection of published materials

Children’s fiction translated into French & Kaz Cooke donation

April 30, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

New to SLV Collections includes a collection of children’s fiction books translated into French and a suite on 20th century comic artists.

Bliss’s book marks

Bliss’s book marks

April 19, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

Provenance research in rare book cataloguing by Derrick Moors

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.

The Crossley Building: past, present and future

The Crossley Building: past, present and future

July 17, 2020

Buildings & streets, People & professions, Such was life:

The Crossley Building on Bourke Street holds the history of one of Melbourne’s earliest, pre gold-rush retail and residential developments. For 60 years it was home to the iconic haberdashery business, Job Warehouse, which closed in 2012. Untenanted ever since and significantly run-down, where to next for this important piece of Melbourne’s built heritage?