08 December 2020
From tablet to codex & beyond: the history of the book
Join Senior librarian Dr Anna Welch to discover how changes in the physical form of the book have revolutionised the way we take in information and ideas.
04 December 2020
The mysterious tin shed in Melbourne's CBD
This episode of From the Vault explores the story of a humble corrugated iron building which sat in the middle of the city for decades.
01 December 2020
Principal librarian Des Cowley lifts the curtain on books that were once kept hidden, because of their apparently dangerous and controversial ideas.
30 November 2020
‘Behind the Paint’, Shannyn Higgins’ vibrant portraits of street artists
In this striking portrait series, Victoria’s most prolific street artists dive in to the world they’ve created, and invite you to join them.
26 November 2020
The breathtaking aerial photography of 'Airspy'
The story behind these stunning bird's-eye photos is just as amazing as the images themselves.
24 November 2020
In this short film, Principal Librarian Des Cowley shows stunning examples of Australian photobooks on display in our 'World of the book' exhibition.
19 November 2020
'Guide Alice': Mt Buffalo's original rebel, guide and photographer
Enjoy the photography and adventurous stories of Alice Manfield in this episode of From the Vault.
17 November 2020
Audubon's astonishing 'Birds of America'
Watch Principal Librarian Des Cowley reveal the intriguing stories behind Audubon's astonishing work of art, 'Birds of America' – including how the Library came to acquire it.
11 November 2020
The exquisite ballet photography of Jean Stewart
Take a tantalising glimpse into the world of ballet from the 1930s to 1950s.
05 November 2020
The evolution of the Aussie servo
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when servos had character.