Articles by: Sarah Kelly

Genevieve Pergl, Image Access Technician at State Library Victoria

An unexpected link to the Geelong Cats

August 24, 2015

Our stories:

This month we’re celebrating 25 years of digitising at the Library. We’ve been speaking with some of our Collection Digitisation team to ask them about surprising finds or favourite items.

25for25: Celebrating 25 years of digitisation

25for25: Celebrating 25 years of digitisation

August 17, 2015

Our stories:

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Library’s digitisation program. From lantern slides and glass negatives to maps, posters and sheet music, our team have made more than two million files available online.

Library acquires three treasures for State Collection

Library acquires three treasures for State Collection

August 14, 2015

News:

Thanks to many generous donations, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised more than $80,000 for our 2015 Annual Appeal.

Bohemian Melbourne honoured at Museum Awards

Bohemian Melbourne honoured at Museum Awards

August 7, 2015

News:

Our acclaimed 2014-15 summer exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, received a Highly Commended honour at the Museums Australia (Victoria) Awards ceremony last night.

The conscience of colonial society

The conscience of colonial society

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Shortly it will be the 200th anniversary of Samuel Thomas Gill’s birth in Somerset in England. STG, as he was universally known, died unrecognised on the steps of the GPO in Melbourne in 1880.

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

July 16, 2015

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Today we paws to celebrate the work of 19th-century Australian artist ST Gill, the subject of our new exhibition Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill.

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

May 15, 2015

News:

This week we’re celebrating our incredible team of volunteers who generously donate their time, experience and knowledge to the Library.

570 Ballarat mining maps go online

570 Ballarat mining maps go online

May 5, 2015

News:

570 Ballarat mining maps, dated between 1870–1890 (approx), are now available to search and view online using our catalogue.

12,000 attend Children’s Book Festival

12,000 attend Children’s Book Festival

March 23, 2015

News:

More than 12,000 children and their families joined us for a giant book party with the Wheeler Centre on Sunday 22 March.

White Night Wonderland

White Night Wonderland

February 27, 2015

News:

More than 19,000 culture vultures descended on the Library for White Night Melbourne last weekend.