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  1. Cricket on the fore-edge: finding hidden paintings within the page-ends of books

    Next time you open a book from the late 18th or 19th century, take time to gently fan the pages.  If you are lucky you may …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/11/03/cricket-on-the-fore-edge-finding-hidden-paintings-within-the-page-ends-of-books

  2. New website: ‘Teaching with unique collections’

    Ever wondered what you could do with Shakespeare’s second folio and a bamboo pipe? These and many more objects along with innovative learning ideas are presented …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/10/12/new-website-teaching-with-unique-collections

  3. Zodiac Man: a time capsule of weather prophecies, health predictions and popular culture in a 1616 almanac

    If the mobile phone has become the essential life accessory of the 21st century, the almanac can be considered the indispensable accoutrement of the early modern …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/10/06/zodiac-man-a-time-capsule-of-weather-prophecies-health-predictions-and-popular-culture-in-a-1616-almanac

  4. The eminently capable Mr Brown: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and his magnificent tree moving machine

    The Rare Books Collection contains vestiges of many intriguing characters from the worlds of history, science and literature.  Amongst the colourful cast can be included the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/09/08/the-eminently-capable-mr-brown-lancelot-capability-brown-and-his-magnificent-tree-moving-machine

  5. Shakespeare in Steel: exploring links between Edward Dowden’s ‘Shakespeare Scenes & Characters’ and the ‘Gallerie Shakespeare’ portfolio of engravings. Part III.

      On the 15th July 2016, the University of Melbourne’s highly anticipated After Shakespeare exhibition was officially opened, in the Noel Shaw Gallery of the Baillieu Library. Marking …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/08/18/shakespeare-in-steel-exploring-links-between-edward-dowdens-shakespeare-scenes-characters-and-the-gallerie-shakespeare-portfolio-of-engravings-part-iii

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