Prints & Drawings

The Department of Prints and Drawings is responsible for over one third of the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection, and is internationally known for its treasures, in particular for its outstanding holdings of the work of Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and William Blake as well as for its repository  collection of the prints of Fred Williams. The Department is also recognized  for its strong old master drawings, British watercolours and Australian prints and drawings collections. The prints, drawings, watercolours, books and miniatures span European, American, Australian and New Zealand art, and the department works together with the Asian Art and Indigenous Art departments. Regular exhibitions from the department’s holdings are mounted in the two campuses of the institution, and changing displays of works on paper are rotated in the permanent collection galleries.  Appointments may be made to see works not currently on display (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons).

Our Team

Cathy Leahy
Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings

Petra Kayser
Curator, Prints and Drawings