New and old photography in Arts

New and old photography in Arts

August 26, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

The Sea: an anthology of maritime photography since 1843   A recent addition to our photography collection, this book compiled by Pierre Borhan contains images of the sea and those who… Read More ›

Break dancing & hip hop in the library

Break dancing & hip hop in the library

August 25, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 25 August at 6:30pm you can catch the recent break dancing documentary entitled Planet… Read More ›

Irish Ancestry Seminar August 8th 2010

August 23, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

On Sunday 8th August, at the Celtic Club in Melbourne, the Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical Society of Victoria) presented the 2010 Irish Ancestry Seminar. The seminar featured 3 speakers, Gregory… Read More ›

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.

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

August 19, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

Photographing fashion: British style in the sixties by Richard Lester ACC Editions, 2009 Francis Bacon: a terrible beauty Steidl, 2009 Irving Penn: small trades J.Paul Getty Museum, 2009 European masters:… Read More ›

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 ›

Such was life

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The social distance election

May 14, 2022 0 comments

The 2020 Victorian councils elections were conducted by post meaning the Library’s acquisition team had a huge task to ensure the election material was web-archived.

Arts

Melba, Queen of Song

Melba, Queen of Song

May 19, 2022 0 comments

Dame Nellie Melba was a legend in every possible way: her voice of an angelic purity and perfect pitch, her fame never equaled by another Australian singer, a fame which extended worldwide from the time of her international debut in Brussels in 1887 until the late 1920s when she staged her final performances.