The NGV Story

Join us for an ‘in conversation’ between NGV Director Gerard Vaughan and the author of The NGV Story publication, Phip Murray. Learn more about the 150- year history of the NGV as they discuss some of the great stories documented in the publication. The book will be available for sale and there will also be an opportunity for book signing.

About the Book

Phip Murray, The NGV Story, Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780724103393 (paperback), Published: May 2011, $29.95 paperback (AUD)

The NGV Story brings together the great stories and events from the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150‐year history. This unique and entertaining publication celebrates the  significant occasions from the NGV’s past, be they momentous, subversive or amusing. A detailed, chronological narrative charts the life of the NGV from 1861 to 2011, highlighting the people who were critical in shaping the Gallery – from artists, directors, trustees, donors and NGV staff, among others. Contributions from prominent personalities also add to this engaging overview, and a wealth of visual material is included throughout with photographs of key figures, major works of art significant to the NGV collections, images of buildings and interiors, and press cartoons.

Date: Thu 11 Aug, 6pm for 6.30pm

Cost $30 Adult/ $25 Member (includes wine and canapes)

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)

Bookings and enquiries: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily Event code M1149