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Olivia Muscat, Volunteer Storyteller

Meet Olivia Muscat, Volunteer Storyteller

May 18, 2020

About us, News, Our stories:

Meet Olivia Muscat, writer, theatre critic, disability advocate,
educator, 2020 recipient of the Lesley Hall scholarship and Family
Programs volunteer!

Back to the future in Rare Books

Back to the future in Rare Books

January 29, 2020

Collection:

State Library Victoria’s Rare Books Cataloguer Derrick Moors uncovered a fascinating item recently while working on the Wallace Kirsop Collection, a generous gift by one of this library’s greatest supporters.… Read More ›

Cataloguing detective work, exploring the SLV ‘unknowns’

Cataloguing detective work, exploring the SLV ‘unknowns’

October 30, 2019

Collection, Such was life:

Can you help us identify people and places in our digitised collections?

State Library Victoria to open its doors on 5 December

State Library Victoria to open its doors on 5 December

October 1, 2019

News:

State Library Victoria today announced that it will open the doors to its transformed library on 5 December. This will mark the completion of an ambitious $88.1 million redevelopment that… Read More ›

Image: collage of title pages of various publications in NED.

When NED rode into town

August 14, 2019

Collection, Our stories:

Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection By Kate Torney, Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and CEO, State Library Victoria This month something truly remarkable… Read More ›

The search for Victoria’s top slam poet begins

The search for Victoria’s top slam poet begins

July 3, 2019

News:

From today, poets, rappers and spoken word artists will compete in heats across Victoria as the search for the state’s poetry slam champion begins.

Library Board of Victoria welcomes four new board members

Library Board of Victoria welcomes four new board members

May 29, 2019

Announcements, News:

President of the Library Board of Victoria, John Wylie AM, today announced four new members will join the Library Board. Karen Wood, Hugh Williams, Donata Carrazza and Cheri Ong will commence their new appointments today, each for a three-year period.

Robert Thomson delivers 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration

Robert Thomson delivers 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration

April 17, 2019

News, Talks:

The Chief Executive of News Corporation, Robert Thomson, delivered the 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria on Tuesday 16 April.

State Library Victoria calls on public to save Australia’s greatest news pictures

State Library Victoria calls on public to save Australia’s greatest news pictures

March 26, 2019

News:

State Library Victoria today launched a public appeal to raise $75,000 to make the extensive archive of award-winning photographer Bruce Postle available to the public.

Image courtesy Marylebone Cricket Club

State Library Victoria scores the Ashes Urn

March 14, 2019

Exhibitions, News:

The iconic Ashes Urn is leaving Lord’s Cricket Ground for only the third time in its 137-year history to feature in State Library Victoria’s brand new exhibition, ‘Velvet, Iron, Ashes’.