Search results for: 2012

Cataloguing the Collection

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

A visit to NGV Kids Space and NGV Kids Corner

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

New to the Collection

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

Napoleon’s hat

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 and Josephine: Outsiders in Love

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

Top Arts 2012 – Exhibition Design

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

Top Arts 2012 – Monique Revel

I did Year 12 at CAE last year – I originally did my last year of school in the Netherlands, but it didn’t crossover to Australia so I did it again. It was really good to go back to school, …  More