What every genealogist should know: making the most of indexes

February 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians love an index, especially if it is online. While there is no doubt that indexes are essential tools for doing genealogy, I would like to share with you… Read More ›

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

February 17, 2011

Arts:

I have always (unfashionably) had a bit of a soft spot for art of the Victorian era,  generally dismissed as kitsch, garish, old-fashioned, etc., etc., etc.; I know all of… Read More ›

Premier announces Library Corporate Membership Program

February 16, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

The Honourable Ted Baillieu, MP, Premier of Victoria launched the State Library of Victoria Foundation’s Corporate Membership Program today.

Shake your family tree in 2011: you might be surprised what you find!

February 13, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

You’ve thought about it over the Christmas/New Year break. Perhaps you have a family reunion coming up or you’ve been watching Who Do You Think You Are? Now is a… Read More ›

When the Ballets Russes came to town

When the Ballets Russes came to town

February 12, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is currently showing off its vast and extraordinary collection of Ballets Russes costumes; you have to hurry though, it closes in March. While… Read More ›

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

February 11, 2011

About us, Announcements, News:

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, has stepped down as head of the State Library of Victoria at the end of her current contract. The Federal Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, has today announced that she will assume the prestigious role of Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

Hurstbridge Advertiser 1922-39 now available on Trove

February 10, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

Another Victorian newspaper has been added to the growing collection of digitised newspapers available on the Trove website. While you can search and browse some issues of the Hurstbridge Advertiser… Read More ›

Summer Sound Beam 2

Summer Sound Beam 2

February 9, 2011

Arts:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible through headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room. To continue our… Read More ›

Singing cats, crooning pirates, departing friends and surreys with fringes

Singing cats, crooning pirates, departing friends and surreys with fringes

February 4, 2011

Arts:

A few new arrivals in the music collection; something old, something new, something revived…… Seussical: original off-Broadway cast, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens A musical based on the… Read More ›

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›

Such was life

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

November 26, 2019 5 comments

It is quite a tenuous connection but could our Library claim some credit for the exploration of the Antarctic?

Arts

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019 1 comment

There has been an amazing new collection that has received a steady stream of attention here in the SLV Arts Collection, and it’s more obscure than you might immediately guess:… Read More ›