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2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

October 2, 2017

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The winners of the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature were announced today by The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria.

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

September 19, 2017

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Australia’s YA community was deeply saddened to learn that Agnes Nieuwenhuizen passed away last week at her home in Woodend, Victoria.

State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

September 18, 2017

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State Library Victoria is opening up its collection to the world through a new partnership with global creative marketplace Redbubble. Artists around the world will be invited to participate in a major international competition to create new works that draw inspiration from the Library’s collection.

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

September 14, 2017

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The survivors and families of those impacted by the Bourke Street tragedy this morning viewed a collection of the thousands of cards, soft toys and condolence messages left by Melburnians and visitors after the devastating incident on 20 January 2017.

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

September 13, 2017

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Is there anything you’ve ever wanted to know about our exhibitions? Maybe you’ve wondered how we sort through our massive collection to put things on display, or you’ve seen something you want to know more about. Now’s the best time to find out.

Hansen Little Foundation gives $3.5 million gift of connection

Hansen Little Foundation gives $3.5 million gift of connection

September 4, 2017

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Victorians are set to benefit from two exciting new spaces at State Library Victoria, thanks to a $3.5 million donation from Australian business leaders and philanthropists Jane Hansen and Paul Little AO.

Rows of items in State Library Victoria's current storage facility.

Builder announced for $21.4m State Library storage facility

August 29, 2017

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Local tradespeople will be the winners when work begins next month on a second state-of-the-art storage facility for State Library Victoria in Mount Helen near Ballarat.

Girl and Dog in Supermarkert, Toorak Rd. c.1970. New acquisition. Photo by Rennie Ellis.

Renegades, rock stars and regular people find a home at State Library Victoria

August 18, 2017

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State Library Victoria has acquired over 60,000 images by the late maverick photographer Rennie Ellis. Best known for his fly-on-the-wall photography of celebrities, models, nightclubs and Australian suburbia, Ellis was… Read More ›

Tom, Melanie and Natalie are part of the Scanning Studio team

Farewell Bookeye 5: 2007–2017

August 8, 2017

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This year marks the retirement of ‘Bookeye 5’, one of the original overhead book scanners used for large scale digitising projects in the Library’s Scanning Studio.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, I think all the world is falling (detail), 2017

Looped opens in the Dome

August 7, 2017

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The Dome was already one of the most beautiful rooms in Melbourne and now it’s even more so.