Post Tagged with: "Exhibitions"

Photo: Christian Capurro

Knitting, coding, and the stars: caring for a time-based media artwork in a library collection – Part 1

August 4, 2023

Collection Care, Conservation, Exhibitions:

Through a two-part blog, gain a behind-the-scenes insight into ‘Stargazing’, a contemporary multimedia artwork that was the centrepiece of the Library’s Handmade Universe exhibition. Learn about the process of preparing it for display, a preventive conservation treatment undertaken once the artwork was deinstalled, and considerations for its care and future access.

A-Z of Collection Care

A-Z of Collection Care

February 24, 2023

Collection, Collection Care, Conservation, Digitisation, Preservation, Preventive conservation, Registration and loans, Tips and tricks:

Curious about the effects of light or the stories behind old repairs? Ever wondered why old books yellow over time? Keen for a peek behind the scenes of Library exhibitions? Read on!

In conversation: Handmade Universe Curator, Linda Short

In conversation: Handmade Universe Curator, Linda Short

September 29, 2022

Exhibitions, News:

We chatted to Linda Short about how Handmade Universe came to be, and the best way to experience the stories it tells.

Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841): Artist, traveller, wife and mother

Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841): Artist, traveller, wife and mother

March 18, 2022

Collection spotlights, Our stories:

This year in our World of the book exhibition, we celebrate the life and work of the artist Elizabeth Gould with a display including one of three rare original watercolours by Elizabeth from the Library’s collection. 

Melbourne’s first Exhibition Building

Melbourne’s first Exhibition Building

January 7, 2022

Ask a librarian, Our stories:

Melbourne’s grand glass Exhibition Hall, built for a 1854 Exhibition and inspired by London’s famous Crystal Palace, reflected the ambition and confidence of the fledgling new colony of Victoria.

Image courtesy Marylebone Cricket Club

State Library Victoria scores the Ashes Urn

March 14, 2019

Exhibitions, News:

The iconic Ashes Urn is leaving Lord’s Cricket Ground for only the third time in its 137-year history to feature in State Library Victoria’s brand new exhibition, ‘Velvet, Iron, Ashes’.

Australia’s golden age of cycling

Australia’s golden age of cycling

July 20, 2018

Exhibitions, Our stories, People & professions:

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


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


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 ›