Allan Myers AC QC on Victorian optimism

  • Date recorded: 22 Aug 2016

  • Duration: 41:12

'The burial of Burke' infrared

Examination with an infrared light source can reveal the fascinating back story to how a painting is produced, uncovering preliminary sketches, alterations and hidden details not evident in the finished artwork.

'Bushrangers' working sketches

William Strutt's large-scale historic paintings were based on a succession of sketches, which became the building blocks for the final artwork.

Touch or hover over the picture below to see the meticulous sketches that formed the foundation for his masterpiece, Bushrangers. You can also hide the finished artwork, to view the series of composite images in full.

Sasha Grishin on ST Gill: The artist as social commentator

  • Date recorded: 10 Aug 2015

  • Duration: 53:01

One object, many stories

  • Date recorded: 23 Apr 2015

  • Duration: 51:30

White Night Melbourne 2015 at the Library

  • Date recorded: 21 Feb 2015

  • Duration: 01:05

Tim Costello on our patch – is Victoria different?

  • Date recorded: 24 Feb 2015

  • Duration: 51:31

Discovery (National Archives UK)

Search an amazing collection of British government and public records going back a thousand years.

Family history eresources

A must for family historians and genealogists, our eresources include how-to guides, historical records, biographical information and the popular Ancestry Library Edition.

Maxine McKew on the state of Australian education

  • Date recorded: 9 Sep 2014

  • Duration: 27:27