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An Experiment Gone Awry

The development of gas lighting transformed the streets and homes of 19th century England. The gas, distilled by burning coal in an anaerobic environment created large amounts of oily sludge known as coal tar. Coal tar was used in the …  More

Colima, West Mexico Mask

In very rare instances elite burials in West Mexico involved stone masks that have been stylistically linked to Colima. These special objects for burial, fashioned out of materials traded over long distances, stand out among the large numbers of ceramic …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Owl Eyes

A standout line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall for Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. We caught up with Owl Eyes who will be performing this Friday. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Kirin J Callinan

A standout line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall when the enormously successful Friday Nights series returns for Italian Masterpieces. We caught up with Kirin J Callinan who will be kicking off the series …  More

UNKNOWN Noah’s Ark c. 1600

Mughal paintings combine Persian and Indian painting traditions and are characterised by a rich palette, fine modelling and intricate detail. This painting dates from the end of the reign of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar (c.1556–1605), who employed Indian artists …  More

Inside Out

The quiet quarters of a gallery archive are – by definition – hidden from view. Immaculately protected in this format, artworks remain untouched with the exception of the gloved hands of the Curator and Conservator. Fashion objects present an even …  More

Australian Home Beautiful

As part of a ‘capstone’ subject to complete my University of Melbourne Master of Art Curatorship, I have been an Intern at the National Gallery of Victoria assisting the curator Kirsty Grant with Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design.   Much …  More