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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. The Rare Books Collection: How did it all start?

    Prior to 1959, the university library’s Rare Books Collection was relatively small. The first significant contribution to the collection was the George McArthur bequest, which was …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/09/18/the-rare-books-collection-how-did-it-all-start

  3. The Gerson incunabulum

    The University of Melbourne’s Rare Book Collection holds around 30 incunabula, or early printed books and these are all digitised. ‘Incunabula’ is a term given to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/09/05/the-gerson-incunabulum

  4. Percy Grainger performing the museum

    I visited the Grainger Museum on Tuesday 21 August. As the 2018 recipient of the IMAC award, I have been keen to explore the many collections …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/08/29/percy-grainger-performing-the-museum

  5. Ukiyo-e under the microscope: Conserving nine Japanese woodblocks from the Baillieu Library Print Collection

    Over the past three months conservators at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) have been treating nine Japanese woodblock prints from the Baillieu Library …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/07/31/ukiyo-e-under-the-microscope-conserving-nine-japanese-woodblocks-from-the-baillieu-library-print-collection

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