Building a Collection

Recent Acquisitions of Prints & Drawings

This exhibition will present a selection of acquisitions made for the NGV Prints and Drawings collection since 2001. Over 1000 works on paper have entered the collection during this period through purchase, donation or bequest, and Building a Collection represents only a small percentage of the total number of works acquired.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 21 August 2009 to Sunday 31 January 2010

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 19 August 2009.
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The works have been selected to sample some of the most outstanding works to enter the Collection with an emphasis on representing contemporary practice in both the Australian and international fields.

Key highlights will include Joseph Lycett’s landmark album, Views of Australia (1824-25), which will be displayed for the first time and the unveiling of a record drawing made in black and white chalk by Gian Domenico Tiepolo after his father’s painting The Banquet of Cleopatra, before it left the studio in 1743.

Building a Collection will also pay tribute to our supporters, patrons and donors, whose assistance has been critical to the growth and augmentation of the Collection.

Free entry