Articles by: Sarah Kelly

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.

Colour our collections

Colour our collections

February 1, 2016

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This week, libraries, galleries and museums across the world will be sharing some of their favourite collections for you to get colourful with on Instagram.

Old Tom by Leigh Hobbs. Copyright: Leigh Hobbs.

Kids’ big book spectacular coming soon

January 28, 2016

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There are just two weeks to go until the inaugural Kids’ big book spectacular at the Library, a day of free family fun to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature and illustration.

1970s photos of Fitzroy and Castlemaine now online

1970s photos of Fitzroy and Castlemaine now online

December 3, 2015

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Thanks to the many generous supporters of our 2014 public appeal, we have recently made hundreds of never-before-seen historic photographs of Fitzroy and Castlemaine available online.

It can feel a little submarine like down here. Photograph: Teagan Glenane

Life behind the stacks

November 30, 2015

Our stories:

11 kilometres of books, papers and ephemera are hidden beneath the streets of Melbourne. Anyone can access them, but they’ll need a State Library card.

Bertie The Aeroplane, Eric Porter Studios

5 things you didn’t know about Australian animation

October 27, 2015

Our stories:

From the very first Australian animated film to our first Oscar for an animated short, this week we celebrate 100 years of Australian animation.

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

October 19, 2015

Our stories:

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.

Gabrielle Tozer wins 2015 Gold Inky Award for debut novel

Gabrielle Tozer wins 2015 Gold Inky Award for debut novel

October 13, 2015

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This year’s Gold Inky went to Gabrielle Tozer for her debut novel The Intern. The Intern tells the story of Josie, a budding young writer who lands her dream internship at a women’s magazine.

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.

The Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore iconic Queen’s Hall

The Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore iconic Queen’s Hall

September 10, 2015

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State Library Victoria is delighted to announce that The Ian Potter Foundation will become the lead philanthropic donor for the refurbishment of the Library’s historic Queen’s Hall through a $10 million donation from the Foundation.