Federal Government commits $63.8 million to National Gallery of Australia

With the primary purpose being to build the nation’s collection, the Federal Government’s announcement today is a win for all Australians.
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Director NGA Nick Mitzevich with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888, collection Tate, © Tate, London 2018, in the Gallery’s current exhibition, Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate.

In its mid-year budget update today (Monday 17 December) the Federal Government announced a $63.8 million commitment over four years to the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

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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