Tag Archives: 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

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More

My Desk

I have a problem with books and it is mostly that I like them too much. Particularly art books, because they are full of information and equally beautiful. So my desk is usually buried in monographs and histories. I prefer …  More

Collection Selection – Yayoi Kusama

During rare quiet moments I like to spend time with Yayoi Kusama’s Tender are the stairs to heaven, 2004. In the darkened room on Level 3, everything else melts away, what is left is limitless space and a never-ending illuminated staircase. As …  More