The National Gallery of Australia has announced a new strategic vision for the next four years.
Director of the Gallery, Ron Radford unveiled the strategy on the eve of the Gallery’s 30th anniversary, today (12 October).
Dr Radford said it was now timely to look to the future of the Gallery and the ways in which access to its collection could be dramatically expanded.
“The new strategic vision for the National Gallery of Australia is focussed on increasing access and engagement with the national art collection - at the Gallery, around Australia and the world – through increased display opportunities and new digital initiatives,” Dr Radford said.
Four year vision unveiled
He said the National Gallery was one of the world’s youngest but in its short history had developed an art collection of more than 165,000 works valued at more than $4.7 billion.
In an address to the National Press Club in Canberra, Dr Radford also outlined a vision to build a new Centre for Australian Art as Stage Two of the Gallery’s redevelopment, Stage One of which opened two years ago.
He confirmed an ongoing commitment for the Gallery to stage more blockbuster international exhibitions and continue to give Canberra and the rest of Australia the opportunity to see the best international art without having to travel overseas.