Family History Feast 2010 in photographs

Family History Feast 2010 in photographs

August 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Monday 2 August, almost 200 genealogists, seven speakers and National Archives of Australia (Victorian Office) photographer Anna Koh capturing the day. Here are some highlights.   Philip Thiel, Immigration Discovery… Read More ›

Giselle: free ballet screening.

Giselle: free ballet screening.

August 17, 2010

Dance, Rare Books & Arts:

Giselle: a ballet in two acts, is the next screening in the Music and Dance on Film series.  This is Maina Gielgud’s acclaimed production of the classical ballet that is a… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2010

August 17, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

”It was great! As always a must attend event” so said one of the 170 plus people who attended this year’s annual Feast. This was the seventh city-based event, a… Read More ›

Listening Posts in Arts: Mary Poppins, Melba and more

Listening Posts in Arts: Mary Poppins, Melba and more

August 12, 2010

Music, Musicals, Rare Books & Arts:

The Arts Reading Room has eight listening posts where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.  They are connected to jukebox players at the Arts Enquiry Desk, each holding… Read More ›

Marxism for t-shirts

Marxism for t-shirts

August 11, 2010

Photography, Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 11 August at 6:30pm you can catch the recent documentary about the most re-produced photograph ever… Read More ›

Rhythm on film

Rhythm on film

August 6, 2010

Film, Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

The Backbeat section of the Melbourne International Film Festival is known for highlighting a variety of fascinating films on various aspects of popular and un/non-popular music and music culture over… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2010 podcast now available!

August 5, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The podcast of our annual Family History Feast held on Monday 2 August  2010 is now available on the State Library of Victoria website. There is also a vidcast of… Read More ›

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.

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

August 4, 2010

Comic books, Film, Painting, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century byPhilip Conisbee British paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875  by Katharine Baetjer The Greek body by Ian Jenkins and Victoria… Read More ›

The Salzburg Festival – free screening.

The Salzburg Festival – free screening.

August 3, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

The Salzburg Festival is an international festival of music and drama, held each European Summer in the Austrian town of Salzburg – birthplace of Mozart and location for the classic movie… Read More ›

Such was life

The Show must go on!

The Show must go on!

September 18, 2020 0 comments

The Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled this year so let’s look at how it came to be- and the fun times we can look forward to next year.

Arts

The Smith Trams and Trains Collection

The Smith Trams and Trains Collection

August 6, 2020 4 comments

The Library has recently digitised hundreds of images of Victorian trams and trains captured by a visiting enthusiast in the 1960s.