NGV opens virtually following gallery closure

NGV opens virtually following gallery closure

Explore exhibitions without leaving the house.

Following the announcement that the National Gallery of Victoria will be closed to the public for four weeks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, NGV has opened its State collection and programming virtually.

In addition to sharing its collection of over 75,000 works online, NGV will also offer virtual tours, eBooks and activities for children through both the NGV website and social media channels.

“In these challenging times art has an important role to play in offering solace and inspiration,” said Tony Ellwood AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria. “With over 90% of the NGV Collection available online and a host of content produced specially for this period, the Gallery remains accessible even while our doors are temporarily closed.”

Popular exhibitions Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines and KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness will be accessible for free via curator-led virtual tours, along with the Comme des Garçons exhibition Collecting Comme and NGV Indigenous Art collection exhibition Marking Time.

Works from the extensive NGV collection include Katsushika Hokusai’s The great wave off Kanagawa and Spirit of Herbarium couture dress by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior 2017 Spring-Summer collection.

Find out more via the NGV website