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  • Final Month of Mos to Mullets Exhibition
    This is the final month of the Victorian Archive Centre’s first collaborative photographic exhibition at their new VAC Gallery, a space dedicated to exhibiting the state government’s archived photographic collections, alongside contemporary street photography.  The free exhibition Hair: from Mos to Mullets, charts the evolution of hairstyles from the dashing bearded men of 1880 to […]
  • Ballarat Prison Registers conservation
    Conservation Between November 2015 and July 2016, The University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation undertook work on the conservation of ten of PROV’s Ballarat Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received books, or prison registers (from the series VPRS 10859). The registers date back to 1858 and cover 84 years of Ballarat history featuring […]
  • New Higher Education RDA
    About the new RDA PROV has released a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to authorise disposal of records created and held by Victorian higher and further education institutions which are subject to the Public Records Act 1973. This includes the universities (University of Melbourne, Monash, La Trobe, Deakin) dual sector universities (Swinburne, Victoria, RMIT and […]
  • PROVisualizer: an interactive archival data visualisation tool
    Public Record Office Victoria’s PROVisualizer tool, as far as we know, is the first interactive archival data visualisation tool in Australia. It is a handy tool to get a sense of the kinds of public records PROV holds. You can search by keyword or by government function and then click through to see the series within […]
  • The case of Alfred Bye
    Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973, files of a personal or private nature are closed from between 75 to 99 years to prevent the violation of personal privacy. On the 1st of January 2017, another year of files was opened to the public for the first time. The following record is included in this […]
  • Victoria’s hidden history revealed through newly opened archives
    Hundreds of historic State Government archives have been made public as part of Public Record Office Victoria’s annual opening of officially closed records. The records are of particular interest to family historians waiting on files that mention members of their family tree. Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973 files of a personal […]
  • 1 January Section 9 record openings
    Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973, files of a personal or private nature are closed from between 75 to 99 years to prevent the violation of personal privacy. 2017 Section 9 record openings As of the 1st of January 2017, another year of files will be opened to the public for the […]
  • Women of Bendigo 1894
    The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC) holds local records from 1856 through to the 1970s including maps, plans and council correspondence. The collection also boasts a number of collections available online. BRAC’s online petitions are fascinating items that shed light on what was important to the people of Bendigo between 1870 and 1899. You can […]
  • VAC Gallery submissions now open
    The Victorian Archives Centre Gallery is seeking images from contemporary street photographers for a new exhibition: ‘Of Kin and Kind’. They will be displayed alongside prints of Victorian historical archival images. The theme hopes to capture images of groups and communities of Victoria. We welcome creative and thoughtful interpretations of the theme; communities come in […]
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  • Try our new website and search
    A new PROV website beta.prov.vic.gov.au is now available to provide you with a faster search experience and simpler navigation options, making finding what you’re looking for a lot easier. You’ll also be able to search directly through topic pages making our most popular collections much easier to access. The new website features include: Searchable topic pages for our most popular collections A h...
  • From Mos to Mullets: now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre
    Your hair is your own. At the same time, hair forms part of our shared experiences as diverse communities. When brought under the gaze of others, hair becomes a marker of identity, gender and culture. In archival photography, hair also functions as a kind of visual time stamp. Wondering when a photo was taken? Well, […]
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  • The next RMN to be held mid October
    The next Records Management Network forum will be held at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne on the 14th October 2016. This RMN program will feature some of the distinguished Sir Rupert Hamer Award public offices including Department of Education and Training, Agriculture Victoria and Wannon Water. Please RSVP by clicking on […]
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