13 December 2021
Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2021
Watch this webinar where we reveal the top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2021.
09 December 2021
Grandiose garb of the Crimean War
Join Principal Librarian Tim Hogan for a close look at a rather elegant helmet in the State Library's collection.
25 November 2021
Top five Summer Blockbuster events
Hear from Helen, one of the Library's Creative Programs Managers, on what events she can't wait to attend this summer!
22 November 2021
Rare Book Club: merry pills, cuckolds and 17th century astrology
In this episode of Rare Book Club, historian Paul Salzman transports us back the 17th century through some intriguing almanacs from the John Emmerson Collection.
08 November 2021
Rare Book Club: unfolding metres of a concertina artist book
Watch the second episode of the Rare Book Club, where we explore a remarkable concertina book within the Library’s collection.
25 October 2021
Rare Book Club: from the library of Lorenzo de Medici
Welcome to the Rare Book Club, where we explore, inspect and marvel at some of the most unique and extraordinary rare books in the Library’s collection.
18 October 2021
‘Don’t pray for rain, dam it!’: A brief history of water conservation in Victoria
Senior Curator Linda Short turns to our recently re-imagined Changing face of Victoria exhibition for insight into the state’s relationship with water over the decades.
11 October 2021
Treasures of the Library: the magic of blow books
In this episode of Treasures of the Library, Senior Librarian Dominique Dunstan conjures up three examples of blow books from the WG Alma conjuring collection.
04 October 2021
The History of Marginalia: curator's pick
Learn about the historic practice of marginalia and Anna Welch's favourite example found in the Library’s collection.
27 September 2021
A history of coffee in Melbourne
Discover the history of our city’s long-term affinity with the latte with curator Linda Short.