Collection

New online catalogue

January 25, 2012

About us, Announcements, Collection, Library services, News:

The Library’s new online catalogue launched in November last year, and we are keen to hear your feedback. As well as a shiny new look, the revamped catalogue boasts a… Read More ›

Not Ned’s head, maybe Deeming’s

Not Ned’s head, maybe Deeming’s

September 7, 2011

Collection, News:

Ned’s Head, a recent documentary following the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine investigation into what was believed to be Ned Kelly’s skull, has revealed it was not Ned’s but possibly that of notorious serial killer Frederick Deeming. But who was Deeming?

Beautiful artists’ books on show

Beautiful artists’ books on show

August 10, 2011

Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010 is a new display that showcases beautiful limited-edition books by 20 Melbourne artists and printmakers. In the digital era the future… Read More ›

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

February 25, 2011

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, one of Australia’s most iconic objects, is leaving its home at the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’.

Remembering Ned Kelly, Armistice Day

November 12, 2010

Collection, News:

On the 130th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s death Shane Carmody, the library’s Director of Collections and Access speaks about the importance of the State Library in discovering our history.

Dr Bostjian Zeks on the Iconotheca Valvasoriana

October 8, 2010

Collection, News:

The Minister for Slovenes Abroad, Dr Bostjan Zeks, talks about the Iconotheca Valvasoriana and its significance as a collection.

Slovenian treasure donated to the Library

Slovenian treasure donated to the Library

October 5, 2010

Collection, News, Uncategorized:

Last night, Minister for Slovenes Abroad Dr Bostjan Zeks presented the Australian nation with a valuable gift from the people of Slovenia.

Burke and Wills anniversary

August 20, 2010

Collection, News:

The Library has launched a new website that tells the story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition.

Where’s Ned?

August 5, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour has been lent to Beechworth for the annual Ned Kelly Weekend and will not be on exhibition at the State Library between Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 11 August 2010.

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

July 8, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

On Friday 6 August the Kelly gang will have a reunion of sorts as all four sets of armour go on display in Beechworth as part of the annual Ned Kelly Weekend. Our conservation and registration team has been working to ensure Ned’s armour reaches Beechworth safe-and-sound, though not necessarily in one piece.