Presenting the 2018 Foxcroft Lecture, hear Jean-Dominique Mellot discuss police surveillance of the Parisian book trade in the 1750s.
History & politics53Collection insights42Exhibitions36Australian history32Artists & writers29art26Family History Feast24art & design18Popular culture18Culture17world of the book16printmaking15WWI14architecture14Family history14military13war13Big ideas under the dome13literature13illustration13performance12State Library Victoria12books11Rome: Piranesi's vision11Giovanni Battista Piranesi11world of the book11children's books11family history feast10Australian history9creative fellows8rare books8History of the book7music7family history7Writing the war7creative fellows7human rights7artists' books6education6library6digital technology6cultural history6fellowships6library fellowships6Poetry Slam5Victorian history5Melbourne5WWII5social justice5literature5Foxcroft Lecture5poetry5Library collections5Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture5Redmond Barry lecture4author in conversation4artists and writers4Multicultural history4performance4library fellowships4indigenous people4author in conversation4culture4Exhibition talks & tours4history3Making Public Histories3Artists' books3food3literacy3journalism3Collection insights3culinary history3Redmond Barry Lecture3persian manuscripts3poetry slam3youth literature3Don Grant Lecture3one object many stories3gender issues3collections3foxcroft lecture3Environment3Library collections3storytelling3Gusto!3genealogy3Exhibitions & tours2fellowship2Indigenous Australians2India2Gallipoli2Fromelles2world war one2art2pop culture2web2spoken word2music2food2design2books2Indigenous people2foreign policy2Law2book printing2White Night2State Library of Victoria2graphic design2Ned Kelly2social justice2library fellows2national security2history of the book2family history records2interior design2health2diaries and manuscripts2australian literature2popular culture2
Browse our audio and video
See a short time-lapse video of the installation of the Library's 'World of the book' exhibition in the iconic Dome Galleries.
Watch our panel of award-winning graphic designers discuss the challenges and rewards of contemporary book design.
Hear an enthralling panel conversation about the Library's work conserving precious books, and the surprising discoveries that have been made.
Join Dr Juliet O'Conor for a glimpse at some of the Beatrix Potter gems in our Children's Literature Collection.
Watch Patrick Spedding's 2016 Foxcroft Lecture on the history of private case collections, filed by libraries as 'dangerous' books.
Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems.
Join History of the Book Manager Des Cowley for an overview of the John Emmerson collection, one of the world's largest collection of rare English...
Rare Books Librarian, Jan McDonald, reveals her two favourite volumes of botanical illustrations from the early 19th century.
- 1 of 2