Melbourne is full of wonderful museums. I was in the city recently and decided to pop into the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
The NGV has two locations. One is the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square, which is a home for Australian art, presenting Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the colonial period to the present day. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it. The other location is NGV International on St Kilda Road. NGV International houses collections from Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania. I had not been here before. It was an impromptu visit so I was armed only with my iPhone.
I had heard there is an excellent William Blake exhibit at NGV and it did not disappoint. What I didn’t know is there are also some fine antiquities, which I love.
This is just a taste of the NGV, which also includes the work of Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin, an exhibit on mid-century modern furniture design in Australia, photography by Sue Ford, an extensive South and Southeast Asian collection, and a new exhibit on Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court.
The NGV International is located at 180 St Kilda Road. It is open from 10am to 5pm and admission is free.
Have you been to the NGV or another Australian museum? What are your favourite museums?