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Fashion and Forensics

These printed x-rays were done with the assistance of NGV paintings’ conservators who routinely use the technique to discover information...
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Jazz Personalities

The Graeme Bell All Stars in the surf in Tamarama, Sydney, playing their instruments...
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Cohn Bros Green Bottle with Badge

Cohn's introduced green bottles for their lemonade products following the discovery that lemonade was altered when exposed to sunlight. This lemonade bottle, from around 1964...
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Basket from Coleraine

This basket was made using traditional Gunditjmara stitch and would have had possum or kangaroo skin strips...
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CV News Blogs
Diverse Collections in Victoria’s Public GalleriesThursday, 2 October 2014
Today we are featuring four new stories that highlight the diversity of Victoria’s public gallery collections. Developed by the Public Galleries Association of Victoria and the Geelong Gallery, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ararat Regional Art Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery, … Continue reading
Sharing World War One HistoriesMonday, 11 August 2014
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia is commemorating the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. This period of commemoration is a time to recognise service by Australian service men and women in all … Continue reading
New stories highlight Aboriginal perspectivesWednesday, 18 June 2014
After being a bit quiet on the blog over the past few months, we are back blogging and have a plan to continue to contribute regular posts for the foreseeable future. We are excited about a number of new commissioned … Continue reading
Other CV Blogs
Flinders Street Station
Love stories from the station – a special post from the Love Stories ProjectThursday, 21 March 2013
It’s been around for more than 100 years and more than 100,000 people pass through it each day, so we’re wondering –  is Flinders Street Station an unsung hero of Melbourne’s genealogy? Back in October  2012 we asked people to … Continue reading
The Landmark at the Heart of the CityWednesday, 20 February 2013
Looking out from under the clocks at Flinders Street Station, you see one of the busiest intersections in the city. Trams and cars roar past, sirens blare and thousands of feet patter by over the gray pavement and up the … Continue reading
Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
The futureFriday, 16 November 2012
Michal Fargo is back in Israel with a new kiln, a new apartment and a postcard view. Continue reading
Back in IsraelFriday, 16 November 2012
Michal Fargo reflects on the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award and her time in Australia. Continue reading