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top image detail: Thea Proctor The hat shop 1919 colour lithograph Collection of the National gallery of Australia Gift of Emmie Russell 1984 © Art Gallery of New South Wales
Women’s History Month 2007
Female staff from the National Gallery of Australia discuss their careers, their contribution to the arts, and the female artists who inspire them!
Sunday 4 March
Behind the scenes talks: ‘Develop, document and deliver’
2 pm Sara Kelly, Associate Registrar, Documentation and Storage
2.20 pm Rose Montebello, Registration Officer (works on paper), and practising artist
2.40 pm Belinda Cotton, Manager, Travelling Exhibitions
Bookings essential on 02 6240 6504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 18 March
Collection floortalks: ‘Collect, critique and curate’
2 pm Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
2.20 pm Adrian Boag, Educator
2.40 pm Anne O’Hehir, Assistant Curator, Photography
for any questions email: PublicPrograms@nga.gov.au
'Qebehsenuef' of the 'Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf' Third Intermediate Period, 21st–25th Dynasties, 1096–664 BCE painted wood Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris
CLOSES THIS SUNDAY
Egyptian antiquities from the Louvrejourney to the Afterlife
extended opening hours
Saturday 9.30am – 7.00pm;
Sunday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Curse of the Pharaohs
Tuesday 20 February 12.45 pm
Join Debbie Ward, Head of Conservation, for an overview of the problems unique to excavating and conserving the art of ancient Egypt.
Exclusive members' viewing
Sunday 25 February 8.30 am
Come in early and avoid the crowds for the last chance to view this stunning exhibition from the Musée du Louvre. $15 members; $35 member family; $3 family extra child
Birth of the modern poster examines poster art and its evolution from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Floortalk: Original vintage posters
– New York to Sydney
Saturday 3 March 2 pm
Michael Brewster from Studio M Vintage Poster Restoration looks at the poster as the new medium to collect, and discusses vintage poster restoration, studios and galleries in New York.
Crowley’s long artistic journey over five decades was extraordinary, from painter of traditional landscapes to avant-garde abstracts. Grace Crowley: being modern includes works that have never before been exhibited and reveals the full extent of Crowley’s contribution to Australian art.
Saturday 3 March 3 pm
Join Elena Taylor, curator of the exhibition, for a tour followed by light refreshments in the Members' Lounge $15 members and their guests Bookings essential
playing in the Fern garden
Sculpture Garden Sunday
Sunday 4 March 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Bring a picnic lunch and take part in a family morning of fun art workshops and activities with Gallery Educators, artists and voluntary guides
All activities are free of charge and take place in the Sculpture Garden. Visit the information desk in the Sculpture Garden on the day for copies of the program, children’s trails and any enquiries.
Please note: children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times and this event is subject to weather conditions.
February 24 Saturday 2 pm
Dr Milton Osborne, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, discusses Southeast Asian art in relation to the broader questions of Southeast Asian history Asian Art Galleries
'Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf' Third Intermediate Period, 21st-25th Dynasties, 1069–664 BCE painted wood, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre. Part of the Egyptians exhibition