Mitzevich finds the answers to lead the NGA in its DNA

No new building, more digital content, a Mitzevich collection rehang and a year of blockbusters; all part of the vision to turn the National Gallery around for 21st century engagement.
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Nick Mitzevich’s Instagram feed says so much more than the official portraits. It captures the spirit of the man who leads our top art museum. One of the first things he did upon starting was to head out to Country with curators Djon Mundine and Franchesca Cubillo to Ramingining, Arnhem Land to pay respect to Aboriginal elders. Image courtesy @nickmitzevich

Sitting across from Nick Mitzevich, his head slightly lowered and a boyish enthusiasm percolating within, he announced: ‘Today is day 74 in the office, and I’ve kinda got a plan.’

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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