Take a guided look at Georgiana McCrae's portable paintbox and easel, featured in 'The changing face of Victoria' in autumn 2019.
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Watch as Ned Kelly's iconic armour is deinstalled in preparation for its move to the new Velvet, Iron, Ashes exhibition.
Hear from a select panel of design experts as they reflect on Clement Meadmore’s enduring impact on Australian design.
In this audio discussion, Dr Joëlle Gergis looks at the long-term history of Australian climate variability.
Watch a short video of Ruth Pullin discussing the work of colonial landscape painter, Eugene von Guérard.
Listen to a lecture by Professor Michelle P Brown on Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking visual culture in Britain and Ireland.
Artist Rick Amor explains why he's gifted his vast print archive to State Library Victoria.
Hear an expert panel discuss the striking design and cultural context of the Library's collection of mid-century Japanese matchbox labels.
See a short time-lapse video of the installation of the Library's 'World of the book' exhibition in the iconic Dome Galleries.