The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

National Gallery of Australia

Australian War Memorial - Joy of Museums - National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia (originally the Australian National Gallery) is the national art museum of Australia. Its collection includes more than 166,000 works of art.

Among the many masterpieces in the National Gallery of Australia the following are highlights:

To help you better appreciate the National Gallery of Australia, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       National Gallery of Australia
  • Former name:         Australian National Gallery
  • Established:             1967
  • Location:                  Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Type:                         Art museum
  • City:                          Canberra


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