It’s been a year to celebrate at State Library Victoria – here are some of our highlights.
History & politics53Exhibitions36Collection insights36Australian history27art26Artists & writers25Family History Feast22Popular culture17world of the book15printmaking15art & design15WWI14architecture14Family history14war13illustration13military13Big ideas under the dome13Culture13State Library Victoria11children's books11performance11Rome: Piranesi's vision11Giovanni Battista Piranesi11literature11world of the book10family history feast10books9Australian history7Writing the war7History of the book6artists' books6music6library6cultural history6human rights6digital technology6rare books6Victorian history5Melbourne5family history5WWII5education5social justice5poetry5author in conversation4Poetry Slam4Exhibition talks & tours4Multicultural history4Foxcroft Lecture4artists and writers4indigenous people4author in conversation4culture4Making Public Histories3Redmond Barry lecture3Artists' books3food3journalism3storytelling3creative fellows3youth literature3Library collections3literacy3performance3Don Grant Lecture3Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture3gender issues3one object many stories3culinary history3persian manuscripts3collections3creative fellows3Gusto!3genealogy3history3Environment2India2Fromelles2Gallipoli2art2Collection insights2world war one2music2literature2spoken word2Redmond Barry Lecture2Exhibitions & tours2poetry slam2food2Law2book printing2Indigenous people2White Night2State Library of Victoria2graphic design2social justice2family history records2foxcroft lecture2health2web2fellowships2foreign policy2Ned Kelly2national security2
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Patrick McGorry discusss the breakdown and proposed reform of the mental health system in Victoria, in this 2017 Redmond Barry Lecture.
Hear award-winning writer, editor and anthologist Bruce Pascoe deliver the 2017 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture.
Artist Rick Amor explains why he's gifted his vast print archive to State Library Victoria.
Hear an expert panel discuss the striking graphic 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.
Watch the impassioned spoken-word performances that won first and second place in the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian state finals!
Listen to author Robert La Nauze talk with Graeme Davison about the work of colonial cabinet makers George Thwatites and sons.
Watch the annual Don Grant Lecture, delivered as part of Family History Feast 2017 by historian Dr Charles Fahey.
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