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State Library works underway

State Library works underway

Construction has started on State Library Victoria’s $88.1 million Vision2020 project.  Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, and philanthropists Jane Hansen and Paul Little launched the project with a coin-burial ceremony on September 4. Vision2020 will open 40 per cent more space to the public and donations from the Hansen Little Foundation will help construct

Library transformed 

On the night of Friday, May 12, teens ran through the halls of the State Library of Victoria discovering hidden clues and secrets. Presented by LaTrobe University and the State Library, Poison Cabinet is the only event of its kind in Australia. Aimed at teaching students real-life skills in a unique way, Poison Cabinet transformed

Students fight for fair fares

Postgraduate students rallied at the State Library on March 14 to protest the lack of public transport concession fees. The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations Incorporation (CAPA) joined forces with the Graduate Student Association (GSA) to push the “Fares Fair” campaign and to call on Premier Daniel Andrews to grant Victorian postgraduate students public transport

$8 million gallery gift

An $8 million donation from the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation is enabling the State Library of Victoria to build a new gallery. With five million items in its archives, the State Library can only display 3 per cent of its content at a time. State Library CEO Kate Torney promised the Victoria Gallery will

Ella Hooper, Michelle Grace Hunder and Mojo Juju ... part of Melbourne Music Week

State Library makes some noise

By Khiara Elliott Proving that it’s more than just a sanctuary of books, the iconic State Library Victoria has been unveiled as the 2016 hub for Melbourne Music Week. Commemorating its 160th birthday this year, the State Library is Australia’s oldest public library and will continue the celebrations by becoming the events live music hub

Pieces – State Library of Victoria, Swanston St

Introducing Pieces, a creation of Kalani Robinson. Each month, follow the adventures of Pieces and his 15-year-old inventor Kalani here in CBD News. Hi there ladies and gentlemen, Pieces is the name and my mission is to show you the best possible spots in Melbourne’s CBD. First up on our tour is an iconic Melbourne

State Library set for major revamp

The State Library is set to be transformed by an $83.1 million facelift, which will open up 40 per cent more of the iconic building to the public. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced the plans last month while visiting the library, which attracts 1.8 million visitors each year. The 2015-16 State Budget has

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