Learning in the Gallery

The extensive NGV collection and the temporary exhibitions of both Australian and International historical and contemporary art are a valuable learning resource for teachers and students of all levels and disciplines.

NGV Schools programs are designed to educate through art, and promote visual literacy, higher order thinking and communication skills and enhance students’ understanding of themselves and the world in which we live.

Schools Programs
Programs are planned and presented by experienced educators. They include floortalks and discussions using original artworks in the gallery, lectures, artmaking workshops and study days, teacher briefings and professional learning days. Programs are regularly updated in response to new exhibitions and audience needs. Go to Schools Programs

NGV Schools programs meet the needs of Victorian students and teachers by addressing relevant aspects of the:
• Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
• Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)
• Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
• Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
• International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB)

Education Programs for Students with  Disability
NGV schools is committed to providing inclusive programs to suit all students. Please discuss your students’ needs with our Educators prior to booking.

Outreach programs
NGV Schools also offer online and off-site Outreach programs for teachers and students by arrangement, including programs held at regional, rural or remote schools.

Education Partners
NGV Schools at the NGV is a strategic partner with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and is supported by the Catholic Education Office, COASIT and the Consulate General of Italy.

NGV Schools Access support is available for programs. Conditions apply.

NGV Schools Access Program is supported by VicHealth, The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, The JP Arthur Charitable Trust, Scanlon Foundation and Bennelong Foundation.

NGV Schools Programs Bookings & Enquiries