A Golden Age of Illustration

A Golden Age of Illustration

July 7, 2010

Painting, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

N.C.Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings This beautiful two volume catalogue of the paintings of American artist N.C.Wyeth has just landed on the shelves and proves, if proof were needed, that great… Read More ›

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

July 6, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

On Wednesday July 7, another free screening will be held in Arts, as part of the regular fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series.  The classic opera, “La Boheme”, by… Read More ›

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›

European Masters: Städel Museum

European Masters: Städel Museum

July 1, 2010

Painting, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

The NGV International recently launched the latest of its winter masterpieces exhibitions, European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century.  There will  be works from all over Europe  presented, but I think… Read More ›

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

June 29, 2010

Comic books, Film, Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 30th June at 6:30pm you can catch the most recent animated film by Hayao… Read More ›

Research guides help you find your family

June 24, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Websites:

Our librarians are now publishing some exciting research guides to help you find the information you want. There are a number of excellent family history guides written by our Genealogy… Read More ›

Music and the passing of a good friend

Music and the passing of a good friend

June 23, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

Kevin McBeath in Facade by William Walton Not a recent recording by any means, but a fitting tribute to the passing of one of the State Library’s great friends and… Read More ›

Turandot – Free Screening.

Turandot – Free Screening.

June 22, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

On Wednesday June 23rd one of our fortnightly screenings is scheduled in Arts. A spectacular production of Puccini’s classic opera, Turandot, will be playing. Recorded Live in an open-air performance at… Read More ›

2010 Library Fellowships announced

June 18, 2010

Announcements, News, Uncategorized:

Today, the recipients of the 2010 Library Creative Fellowships program and Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards were announced.

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

June 17, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is upon us yet again. Along with the many new names and wildly varied images on display, there are also a number of showcases covering… Read More ›

Such was life

Houdini visits Australia

Houdini visits Australia

July 12, 2024 0 comments

Houdini remains one of the world’s most famous entertainers. He toured Australia in 1910, performing his feats of escapology in Melbourne and Sydney, diving into the Yarra handcuffed and chained, completing the first powered flight in Australia, and becoming embroiled in a dispute with world champion boxer Tommy Burns about the proprietorship of the milk can escape.

Arts

Nineteenth century Victorians

Nineteenth century Victorians

December 31, 2023 5 comments

The Etkins collection consists of wonderful portraits of people and places throughout 19th century Victoria.