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NGV acquires newly discovered Renaissance masterpiece

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) today announced that in its 150th year it had acquired a highly important masterpiece by Correggio, one of the most influential figures of the Italian High Renaissance. Director Gerard Vaughan unveiled the painting, which … More

NGV acquires works by Rover Thomas and Alec Mingelmanganu

In the lead up to the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2011, the NGV today announced three outstanding acquisitions by renowned Indigenous artists, Rover Thomas (1926-98) and Alec Mingelmanganu (1905-81). The acquisition of these three Indigenous works, … More

An Earl and Countess for the NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria today announced two exciting new acquisitions in the lead up to next year’s 150th birthday. This is a major gift for the NGV’s Masterpieces for Melbourne fundraising campaign. The new works, titled Lady Rous née … More

Nolan artwork an early birthday present for the NGV

The Premier, John Brumby, today presented an iconic Australian artwork, Sidney Nolan’s Kelly with Horse to the National Gallery of Victoria to mark next year’s 150th birthday celebrations. Mr Brumby said Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings were a significant part … More

NGV to acquire John Brack’s masterpiece, The bar

The National Gallery of Victoria today announced that the NGV has acquired John Brack’s outstanding work, The bar, with support from the Victorian Government. The painting, which the NGV sought unsuccessfully to purchase at auction in 2006, was offered to … More

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