Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia's oldest public art museum with a rich history and world class Collection of over 70,000 works. There are many treasures to be found on the walls of both the Gallery's sites - NGV International on St. Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square.
NGV International houses the Gallery's encyclopaedic Collection of International art while The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is home to the Gallery's comprehensive Australian art Collection, including works by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.
The NGV's marvellous Collection represents the world's most important art movements across many centuries and cultures. The majority of the Collection has been generously gifted to the NGV by members of the community for everyone to enjoy.
The NGV offers an extraordinary visual arts experience with a diverse range of temporary exhibitions, Collection displays, talks, tours, programs for kids, films, late-night openings and performances.
In 2010 over 1.5 million people visited the NGV.