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Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia - Joy of Museums - Ext

The National Portrait Gallery in Australia is a collection of portraits of Australians that are prominent in the history of Australia and whose life sets them apart as individuals of long-term public interest.

Among the many historical portraits in the National Portrait Gallery the following are highlights:

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

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       National Portrait Gallery
  • Former name:         National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House
  • Established:             1998
  • Location:                  King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory
  • Type:                         Portrait gallery
  • City:                           Canberra


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