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Review | Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond. Reviewed by Adam Bushby

June 22, 2012
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Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond Reviewed by Adam Bushby Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond, State Library of Victoria, Keith Murdoch Gallery, until 1 July 2012. Illustrated manuscripts from Persia, Ottoman Turkey and Mughal India are rare treats in Melbourne. Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond presents a modest but...
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Public Talk | Beyond Love & Devotion: Exhibiting and Engaging with the Past

June 18, 2012
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Beyond Love & Devotion: Exhibiting & Engaging with the Past How effective are exhibitions in presenting the culturally unfamiliar? Shane Carmody, Director of Development at the State Library of Victoria will consider the Love & Devotion: From Persia & Beyond exhibition as it draws to a close highlighting how & why the Library created...
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Funding | Redmond Barry Fellowship, Melbourne

March 12, 2012
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Redmond Barry Fellowship The Redmond Barry Fellowship for 2012 is now open for applications Applications close 27 April 2012. Redmond Barry Fellowship The Redmond Barry Fellowship is named in honour of Sir Redmond Barry (1813-1880), a founder of the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. The first Fellowship was awarded in...
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Lecture | Ute Meta Bauer ‘(pro)Vokations’

March 9, 2012
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Ute Meta Bauer (pro)Vokations Public Lecture presented by Monash University Museum of Art at the State Library of Victoria Discussing strategies of display and provocation in exhibitions by artists – from Dada to Russian Constructivism to the Independent Group – Bauer addresses aspects of exhibition history whereby artistic practice took an active voice in...
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Exhibition | Opening Day for ‘Love and Devotion: from Persia and Beyond’

March 8, 2012
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Conference of the birds (detail), from ʿAttar, Mantiq al-Tayr, 1493 Courtesy of Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Via the State Library of Victoria website.

Opening day celebration: Love and devotion Date: Friday 9 March 2012, 11:00am – 4:00pm Venue: Experimedia, State Library of Victoria via main entry, Swanston St Free and open to the public The State Library of Victoria is running a special day of activities to mark the opening of the exhibition Love and devotion: from...
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Lecture | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Series at SLV: Jan Verwoert

February 24, 2012
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MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Series at SLV Breaking the Chain: Thoughts on trauma and transference Jan Verwoert In his lecture Breaking the Chain: Thoughts on trauma and transference Jan Verwoert will discuss the dilemma of the modern artist and intellectual by asking the question: How can we be witnesses to society’s traumata without being...
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News | State Library of Victoria Launches Appeal to Purchase Persian Manuscripts

February 15, 2012
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Layla and Majnun Faint on Meeting, from Nizami, Khamsa, 1509–10 State Library of Victoria, RARESF 091 N65K, fol. 170v  After being forbidden to marry his beloved Layla, Majnun retreats to the wilderness, where he has only wild animals for company. Attempts to arrange a rendezvous between the pair are generally unsuccessful because Majnun faints at the sight of Layla. In the episode shown here, both faint in each other’s presence.

State Library of Victoria Launches Appeal to Purchase Rare Persian Manuscripts A public appeal has been launched to raise $100,000 to purchase two Persian manuscripts for the Rare Book Collection at the State Library of Victoria. The State Library of Victoria Foundation has launched the appeal to help purchase two items: a 16th-century manuscript...
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Lecture: Sasha Grishin ‘Voices in artists’ books – the collaborative venture’

January 30, 2012
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Wanderlust (detail), David Frazer & Martin Flanagan, Lexicon House, 2004. Image via State LIbrary Vic website http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/page-page-artists-books-viewing

Free Public Lecture at State Library of Victoria Voices in artists books – the collaborative venture  Sasha Grishin The artists book frequently brings together the creative endeavours of many individuals, who may include the artist, the poet, the letterpress artisan and the binder, amongst others.  Each of these ‘collaborators’ has a particular and distinctive...
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Rare Books Summer School at the State Library Victoria

December 2, 2011
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Rare Books Summer School State Library of Victoria Immerse yourself in the world of rare books during an intensive five-day course at the 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School. Four courses will be presented: ‘Artists’ books, zines and other collaborative ventures’ Professor Sasha Grishin (6–10 February) ‘Botanical riches: the art of...
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Funding: AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships at State Library, Victoria

November 2, 2011
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AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships State Library of Victoria Named for eminent historian AGL Shaw AO, these annual Summer Research Fellowships help honours or postgraduate university students pursue research projects. Recipients are given access to our collection to undertake in-depth research in their chosen field for four weeks during January or February. We also...
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