Category: NGV Collection

Art as therapy – I’m skeptical about pretty things

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about ourselves, society …  More

Wedgwood Portland vase and stand (c. 1790)

The model for Wedgwood’s Portland vase is the antique cameo glass vase now in the British Museum, London. The vase was produced in Rome (or Alexandria) during the first century BC and is named after the Duchess of Portland, who …  More

Chinese Wine pot from the Ming Dynasty

You may have noticed the turquoise lotus wine pot on the side of the NGV Building lately. Senior Curator, Asian Art, Mae-Anna Pang talks to us about the Chinese Wine pot from the Ming Dynasty, 16th century.   I once …  More

Art as Therapy – whether you succeed or fail is entirely in your own hands

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about ourselves, society …  More

Tara Maharana Sarup Singh hunting at Haridas ki Magri 1844-45

Maharana Sarup Singh ruled the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, centred on Udaipur, between 1842 and 1861. Courtly activities were recorded by artists including Tara and his son Sivalal, who faithfully documented hunting scenes, religious festivals and political meetings, complete with …  More

The conservation of Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4)

Following my last blog post  on the conservation work on the NGV’s Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4) I have some updates to share.   After one of the previously mended breaks came apart, all remains of the old adhesive needed to be removed. …  More

Art as Therapy – I can’t be sexy

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about …  More