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The Damian Smith Archive

The Damian Smith Archive

June 9, 2022

Rare Books & Arts:

A healthy art community relies on figures that move quickly between commissions, code-switch through high and colloquial cultures, and translate between foreign lands. The record of Damian Smith’s career is the archive of one such figure.

A close look at the Michael Abbott Collection

A close look at the Michael Abbott Collection

February 4, 2022

Exhibitions, Rare Books & Arts:

The internationally significant Michael Abbott Collection of South-East Asian manuscripts is now on display as part of the World of the book 2022 exhibition.

Stuart Macintyre, courtesy of Melbourne University Publishing

Vale Professor Stuart Forbes Macintyre, AO

November 24, 2021

Announcements, News:

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing this week of eminent historian and Friend of the Library, Cultural member and former Library Board member Professor Stuart Forbes Macintyre, AO.

Vale Sir James Gobbo, AC, CVO, QC.

Vale Sir James Gobbo, AC, CVO, QC.

November 9, 2021

Announcements, News:

State Library Victoria is saddened by the passing of Sir James Gobbo, AC, CVO, QC., 25th Governor of Victoria.

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