Category: NGV Collection

Correggio’s Madonna and Child with infant St John the Baptist

Correggio’s Madonna and Child with infant St John the Baptist is once again gracing the walls of the NGV following a conservation treatment. Acquired through the generosity of NGV Trustee Andrew Sisson in 2011 the work was briefly displayed after …  More

A new range of gift books from the NGV

The NGV has published an exciting new range of gift books – Dashing Dogs, Curious Cats and Flourishing Flowers – just in time for Christmas! Each title is a visual delight that unearths much-loved and little-known gems in the Gallery’s …  More

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

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

Permanent collection changes at NGV Australia

Last week was mostly about rehanging the twentieth century galleries on level 2 at NGV Australia. We have only been making minor changes to accommodate light sensitive works such as the Fred Williams prints that need to come down as …  More

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

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