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The A to Z of World of the book 2022

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

July 21, 2022

Exhibitions, Rare Books & Arts:

A is for Alhambra On display for the very first time is a magnificent work by English designer Owen Jones and French architect Jules Goury about one of the world’s… Read More ›

Vale Frank Moorhouse

Vale Frank Moorhouse

July 7, 2022

Announcements, News, Updates:

State Library Victoria was saddened to learn this week of the death of prominent Australian writer Frank Moorhouse. Des Cowley and Maxine McKew reflect on his life and works.

Preserving Marvellous Melbourne

Preserving Marvellous Melbourne

May 6, 2022

Collection Care, News, Our stories:

William Butterfield’s original drawings of St Paul’s Cathedral are in urgent need of conservation treatment. Learn how the Library’s working to preserve the plans for the State Collection, and how you can help.

Found Works by Sue Dymoke

Found Works by Sue Dymoke

April 7, 2022

Events, News:

During her time as the Library’s Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature virtual writer-in-residence, Sue Dymoke created a series of Found Works poetry inspired by our digital collection.

Vale Petr Herel (1943 – 2022)

Vale Petr Herel (1943 – 2022)

April 5, 2022

News:

State Library Victoria is saddened by the passing of Australian artist Petr Herel. Petr was a practicing artist for over sixty years, and was best known for his printmaking and his exquisite artist books.

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

March 21, 2022

Collection, Collection spotlights, Events, Exhibitions:

If you listen to a poem, in any language, you understand it. Why?! Because it speaks the universal language of human emotion.

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.

It’s a LEGO® world

It’s a LEGO® world

January 28, 2022

Events, Exhibitions, News:

It seems like LEGO bricks have been around forever, but in fact, they didn’t hit the market until 1949! Read on to discover more about LEGO’s amazing history …

Celebrating 30,000 maps and plans digitised at the Library

Celebrating 30,000 maps and plans digitised at the Library

December 6, 2021

Collection, News:

In recognition of a recent significant milestone, we’re exploring some highlights of our substantial Maps Collection.

La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria

A poem for the dome

November 25, 2021

News:

Writer, poet and broadcaster Alicia Sometimes has penned a touching poem dedicated to the La Trobe Reading Room.