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Books that changed the world

Books that changed the world

April 24, 2018

Arts, Arts & literature, Exhibitions:

Some books alter the course of history; others have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves. Books can change the wider world, and also change our personal worlds; no two… Read More ›

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

March 1, 2018

News:

The longlist for the 2018 Inky Awards, Australia’s national teen choice awards for young adult literature, has been announced today.

Keith Kings Public Transport Collection

Keith Kings Public Transport Collection

February 27, 2018

Collection, Such was life:

The Library has received a large donation of material documenting Victoria’s public transport, featuring some wonderful photographs of decorated trams.

The secret life of books. Photo by James Braund.

Books came to life at White Night Melbourne

February 20, 2018

News:

Books came to life at State Library Victoria for White Night Melbourne.

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria will once again open its doors after dark for the sixth annual White Night Melbourne.

#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

News:

We’re turning the Library façade into a canvas for White Night Melbourne.

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

February 2, 2018

News:

Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s prestigious annual fellowships program, with a new specialist fellowship for Victorian Aboriginal researchers offered from 2018.

Announcing a new prize for short story collections

Announcing a new prize for short story collections

December 14, 2017

News:

Australian short story publisher Spineless Wonders has partnered with online publishing platform Tablo, State Library Victoria and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to create a new award for writers of short story collections.

Digitising and cataloguing 11,000 works on paper

Digitising and cataloguing 11,000 works on paper

December 1, 2017

Collection, Our stories:

Recently the Library finished digitising 11,000 works from the collection – the result of a complex combination of research, cataloguing, scanning and photography before the works finally appear online.

Winning artworks unveiled as State Library Victoria and Redbubble create art history

Winning artworks unveiled as State Library Victoria and Redbubble create art history

December 1, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria partnered with global creative marketplace Redbubble in the unique art initiative to open the Library’s vast digital collection to more people, and encourage them to explore it.