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Archive: 22 March 2002

Australian Quarantine Investigation Service

The National Gallery of Australia as a routine matter seeks the assistance of Australian Quarantine Investigation Service (AQIS) officers in examining works of art which come into Australia for temporary exhibitions. It is not unusual that from time to time, a dead insect or evidence of woodworm activity is found in frames. In such cases the insects are removed for examination by AQIS officers or the frames fumigated under their supervision. This is particularly the case with works of art of considerable age.

We look forward to the opening of the exhibition to the public on Thursday morning 28 March at 9.30am. The National Gallery believes that The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art will be a most exciting show for our many visitors.

National Gallery of Australia
22 March 2002