Search results for: 2012

Collection rehang at NGV International

  Something not often considered by our audience is that as the NGV Collection is of such high quality many of our great treasures are often lent to exhibitions both in Australia and overseas. Consequently the hang of the collection …  More

Miso and the Crossbar Café at NGV Australia

Miso is a Melbourne street artist who has risen to international prominence through her distinctive Art Nouveau inspired depictions of women. Her work, which is often presented framing doorways, typically combines cut-paper paste-ups with intricate hand-painted patterning. While Miso’s practice …  More

A warm welcome

Despite the freezing Melbourne morning on my first day as Director at the NGV three months ago, I’ve received an extremely warm welcome from all. Now I hope to extend that welcome to old and new visitors, who I look …  More

Napoleon and the bee

After much consideration, Napoleon chose the bee as the emblem to represent his status as Emperor. It is a motif rich in meanings. Due to its industrious habits the bee has come to symbolise hard work, diligence, industriousness and orderliness. …  More

A few of my favourite things: Cataloguing art that’s bigger on the inside

The NGV has collected what we broadly describe as ‘multimedia art’ since the 1970s. Over the years, devices for storing and presenting this art have changed. While analogue formats like video cassette once dominated, digital betacam and DVD are now …  More

Napoleon, Emperor of the French and Charlemagne, King of the Franks

Although a thousand years (literally) separate Napoleon and Charlemagne, they have a lot in common: both ruled France; both created empires that united much of Western Europe; both crossed the Alps via the Great Saint Bernard Pass to invade northern …  More

Les Merveilleuses

Napoleon’s wife to be, Marie-Josèphe-Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie, was one of a small elite of remarkably gifted, charming and alluring young women around whom Parisian Society gathered at the close of the eighteenth century. Out of the chaos …  More