Post Tagged with: "Exhibitions"

Australia’s golden age of cycling

Australia’s golden age of cycling

July 20, 2018

Exhibitions, Our stories, People & professions, Uncategorized:

Cheering echoed throughout the streets of Sydney in November 1937 as some 60,000 people gathered along the last 80 kilometres of Hubert Opperman’s epic trans-continental ride. Once as famous as cricketer Don Bradman, endurance cyclist ‘Oppy’ is currently featured in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition. Discover objects from his career, loaned to us by Museums Victoria.

Haruki Murakami viewing the iconic the Latrobe Reading Room.

Behind the scenes with a special guest, Haruki Murakami

April 27, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria was delighted to host a special guest recently – internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who visited the library for a special behind-the-scenes tour on a recent… Read More ›

Photo credit: Patrick Rodriguez

Summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R now on show at State Library Victoria

November 17, 2016

News:

ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR, a free exhibition that marks the 40th anniversary of Triple R, Melbourne’s iconic and much-loved community radio station opens tomorrow, Friday 18 November 2016.

A little bit easier to carry.

The man who shrank the book

December 29, 2015

Our stories:

Do you like to take your books with you; to read on the train, a park, or in a plane? You have a man named Aldus Manutius to thank for that.… Read More ›

What is an artist book?

What is an artist book?

March 20, 2015

Our stories:

Our exhibition Inspiration by Design has artist books from Picasso, Matisse and Ernst, to name but a few! What exactly is an ‘artist book’? Learn from the experts.

Making an exhibition of yourself

Making an exhibition of yourself

March 18, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

Want to meet some ordinary Melbournians from the 1880s? About 500 of them lurk in the pages of a ‘security album’ from the spectacular Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, held in 1888.

Does my bustle look big in this?

Does my bustle look big in this?

February 20, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

The Centennial Exhibition of 1888 at Melbourne’s Exhibition Buildings was a motza for women. Posh citizens complained about the lack of servants – young women had flocked to the better pay and free fun down at the exhibition.

Elves and fairies by Ethel Jackson Morris

Elves and fairies by Ethel Jackson Morris

September 12, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

For many months a charming illustration of a fairy child and a kookaburra has graced the walls of the Library’s Cowen Gallery in the exhibition Once upon a time: a… Read More ›

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

March 6, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

The Library’s new exhibition, Rome: Piranesi’s Vision, is now showing in the Keith Murdoch Gallery and is nothing short of splendid. Curated by Dr Colin Holden, it brings together material… Read More ›

Even in 1888 you needed a security ID photo!

Even in 1888 you needed a security ID photo!

November 28, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

When the idea of celebrating a century of European settlement in Australia was first raised in 1886, Victoria volunteered to host an international exhibition of arts and industries. The resulting… Read More ›