Post Tagged with: "Exhibition"

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

How to: Preparing precious artwork for display

October 19, 2015

Our stories:

In the final week of our major exhibition, the Conservation team bring you behind-the-scenes to highlight some of the processes they undertook to prepare ST Gill’s evocative works for display.

The letter that changed history

The letter that changed history

September 23, 2015

Our stories:

On this day 100 years ago, journalist Keith Murdoch penned the Gallipoli letter. The highly critical account, written to Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, is said to have influenced the withdrawal of allied troops from the peninsula.

Bohemian Melbourne honoured at Museum Awards

Bohemian Melbourne honoured at Museum Awards

August 7, 2015

News:

Our acclaimed 2014-15 summer exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, received a Highly Commended honour at the Museums Australia (Victoria) Awards ceremony last night.

The conscience of colonial society

The conscience of colonial society

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Shortly it will be the 200th anniversary of Samuel Thomas Gill’s birth in Somerset in England. STG, as he was universally known, died unrecognised on the steps of the GPO in Melbourne in 1880.

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Today we paws to celebrate the work of 19th-century Australian artist ST Gill, the subject of our new exhibition Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill.

Wattle blooms in Palmer Hall

Wattle blooms in Palmer Hall

April 8, 2015

Our stories:

Today poppies denote WWI remembrance, but a sprig of yellow wattle symbolised home for many Australians at war.

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Currently on display in Mirror of the World is a 1570 English edition of Sebastian Brant’s famous German satire The Ship of Fools.

Upcoming exhibition: Bohemian Melbourne

Upcoming exhibition: Bohemian Melbourne

November 13, 2014

News:

From Nick Cave to Marcus Clarke, Bohemian Melbourne will celebrate a who’s who of creative free spirits through their art and bohemian legacy.

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

January 21, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Rome: Piranesi’s vision, the largest Australian exhibition of work from one of Europe’s best known and respected printmakers, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opens at the State Library of Victoria on 22… Read More ›