Exhibitions

State Library builds Rome for a day

State Library builds Rome for a day

April 10, 2014

Events, Exhibitions, Family history events:

The State Library will be transformed into a piece of Italy this Sunday at the free Viva l’Italia! family day. The Italian festival is inspired by the Library’s latest exhibition:… Read More ›

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

February 14, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Tickets are now on sale for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition and the biggest to ever be staged at the State Library of… Read More ›

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

January 21, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Rome: Piranesi’s vision, the largest Australian exhibition of work from one of Europe’s best known and respected printmakers, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opens at the State Library of Victoria on 22… Read More ›

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

November 14, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The iconic domed reading of the State Library of Victoria, first opened to the public in 1913, turns 100 today.

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

October 15, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Last Friday at the State Library, the Melbourne Press Club announced their 2013 Victorian Media Hall of Fame inductees and that the Melbourne Press Club and State Library are working… Read More ›

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

October 9, 2013

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

After 133 years, a letter containing an eyewitness account of the dramatic capture of Ned Kelly during the 1880 siege at Glenrowan has been donated to the State Library of… Read More ›

Where do our treasures come from?

Where do our treasures come from?

September 12, 2013

About us, Exhibitions, News:

Last night CEO and State Librarian Sue Roberts spoke with Lindy Burns on ABC Radio 774 about love poetry and one of the Library’s most treasured and mysterious books, a… Read More ›

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

June 6, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Events, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, Opening hours:

It’s cold outside. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday is the perfect time to explore one of our fascinating exhibitions, inside the warmth of the Library.

Funding announced for State Library of Victoria’s iconic Dome

Funding announced for State Library of Victoria’s iconic Dome

May 30, 2013

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

As the State Library of Victoria continues to celebrate the centenary of its iconic Domed Reading Room, Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria came to the party with a surprise… Read More ›

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

May 20, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News:

The Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) and the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) 2013 were announced at a ceremony last night at the Museums Australia National Conference in… Read More ›