Does spend equal impact?

Taking the pulse on the National Gallery’s Collection share.
Man with children looking a sculpture of pregnant woman in gallery. Ron Mueck

It was ambitious – and it was expensive. The Federal Government’s commitment to Sharing the National Collection came with an $11.8 million investment, which would be rolled out over four years.

How that would materialise into a program was complex – especially when things like insurance, freight and staffing had to be taken into consideration. That roll-out has understandably been slow, but we are now seeing results.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina