The work of a cataloguer is never done. Many ‘fully’ catalogued artworks are just one conservation treatment shy of full medium analysis, one census record short of a complete artist’s biography, one eureka moment away from a confirmed production date, … More
Guest Blogger: Kate Nelson I like to think of us as old hands when it comes to visiting the NGV Kids Space and Corner. I always marvel that my kids automatically understand that these Spaces are for them. Whilst we … More
A recent addition to the International Fashion and Textile collection is a pair of Rayne shoes from 1954. These glitter encrusted shoes were worn by Mrs. Elsie McIntosh to the City of Melbourne Ball in honour of the visit of … More
The bicorn hat that became synonymous with Napoleon is just a broad brimmed hat with the front and back folded together and pinned. From the front it looks a bit like the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It became so strongly identified … More
Napoleon at twenty-six was a dashing young Officer, whose star was rising fast in the Revolutionary Army. He was born in Corsica into a family of minor aristocracy, but was largely educated in France and, aged sixteen, admitted to the … More
Designing the Top Arts exhibition can be a little more complex than other exhibitions for a number of reasons. The primary reason is the checklist – the list of works in the exhibition. Unlike most exhibitions, where the curator has … More
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