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  1. Herodotus: “Histories”

    Labelled ‘the father of history’ by Cicero and ‘the father of lies’ by Plutarch, Herodotus makes for one of the most intriguing writers of the ancient …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/10/15/herodotus-histories

  2. A Day in the Life of a Curator

    Special Collections and Grainger Museum Blogger Anastasia Vassiliadis chats to Dr Heather Gaunt about her role as Curator at the Grainger Museum. Can you tell me …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/09/09/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-curator

  3. Cleaning the English Rare Book Collection

    A team of four conservators from the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation recently completed comprehensive cleaning of the English Rare Book Collection at the Baillieu …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/05/29/cleaning-the-english-rare-book-collection

  4. Glyphs, cyphers and symbols: Mysteries by Romeyn de Hooghe

    It is always satisfying to finally identify works of art in the collection that have otherwise remained cloaked in mystery. Such is the case with a …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/02/01/glyphs-cyphers-and-symbols-mysteries-by-romeyn-de-hooghe

  5. Parisian Past-Times: Chronologie Collée and the Leeds Album

    As part of the Cultural Collections Projects Program, I have been given the opportunity to catalogue an album of 17th century French prints under the guidance …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/08/07/parisian-past-times-chronologie-collee-and-the-leeds-album