The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest public art gallery, founded in 1861 near the heart of the Melbourne CBD.
Today, the NGV has two homes within easy walking distance of each other; the main and largest part of the gallery – NGV International – is located on St Kilda Road in the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank. Just across the Yarra River at Federation Square sits its younger sibling, the Ian Potter Centre.
The National Gallery of Victoria houses the largest and most comprehensive range of artworks in Australia and features considerable diversity in its collections, which include old masters, Greek vases, Egyptian artifacts and European ceramics.
NGV showcases over 65,000 works of art, with an International Collection that includes works by Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Marco Palmezzano, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Paolo Uccello, Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese, among many others. The NGV’s Modern Collection includes textiles, fashion, photography and Australian Aboriginal art. The gallery also plays regular host to visiting exhibitions from some of the finest artists in the world.
A notable recent addition to the NGV collection is “The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt with Saint Catherine and Angels” by Paris Bordone. The work carried a purchase price of $3.8 million – the largest amount paid for any piece in the gallery.
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