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#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

#CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Erica Wagner, 2017 Dromkeen Medal winner, and Megan Daley, 2017 Dromkeen Librarian’s Award winner.

Erica Wagner Awarded the Dromkeen Medal For Children’s Literature

November 30, 2017

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State Library Victoria today awarded the 2017 Dromkeen Medal to esteemed editor and publisher Erica Wagner.

Gordian knot

Gordian Knot tapestry gifted to State Library Victoria

November 29, 2017

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UK artist and Turner Prize recipient, Keith Tyson’s Gordian Knot Tapestry has been gifted to the State Library of Victoria by Elisabeth Murdoch.

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright named Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature

November 27, 2017

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The award-winning Indigenous novelist Alexis Wright has been appointed as the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne.

Two copies of the Sands and McDougall directories.

Seven million insights into the past shape a safer future for Victoria

November 27, 2017

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Around 7 million records detailing the history of land use in Victoria are now available online after a major digitisation project, funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, was released today at State Library Victoria.

View of the north shore, Port Melbourne by WFE Liardet

Uncover a piece of history

November 10, 2017

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Imagine tall ships, schooners and yachts crowding the shimmering waters of Hobsons Bay for a grand regatta. Gleaming white sails unfurl and colourful flags fly in the seabreeze. This spirit of joy and the confidence of a young city are captured in an exquisite watercolour of early Melbourne, not seen publicly since it was painted in 1862.