Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.
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Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.
In this video, Colin Holden suggests that classical and 18th-century worlds are compared in this print by Piranesi.
Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his printmaking.
Take an imaginary stroll inside 1866 Great Hall and Rotunda, on the site of today’s Domed Reading Room at State Library Victoria.
Dip into the rich culinary legacy of Melbourne’s legendary food identity Jacques Reymond.
Katy Barfield of the SecondBite charity talks about their work giving unused food to the people who need it most.
Barbara Brend on two of the world’s great illuminated manuscripts known as the ‘Khamsas’ or ‘Five Poems’.
Join Professor Charles Melville on a magic carpet ride into the exquisite world of Persian manuscripts.