From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to continue to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates on our reopening and daily inspiration.

We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Collection rehang at NGV International

The uphill road (1881)

Something not often considered by our audience is that as the NGV Collection is of such high quality many of our great treasures are often lent to exhibitions both in Australia and overseas. Consequently the hang of the collection is constantly changing as works come and go.

This month, Paul Cezanne’s The uphill road (1881) has returned from Tokyo and Claude Lorrain’s River landscape with Tiburtine Temple at Tivoli (c. 1635), Giobanni Paolo Panini’s The Cumaean Sibyl delivering the Oracles (c. 1741) and Bernardo Bellotto’s Ruins of the Forum, Rome (c. 1743), have all come back from a very successful exhibition in Geelong.

Also, some areas of the collection are so rich that we can’t display them all at once. So we have just returned to European Painting 17th-18th C on Level 2 the very popular portrait of Luigi Boccherini, the famous 18th century cellist with the skinny legs, which has not been shown for about a year.

We hope you enjoy the return of these popular paintings.