Waterwall, NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Photo: Timothy Herbert<br/>
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Media Release • 2 Jun 20


Monday 1 June: The National Gallery of Victoria announced today that it will re-open its doors to the public on June 27, 2020.

“In line with the Victorian Government’s move to ease restrictions, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the NGV is pleased to announce it will re-open both NGV International and NGV Australia on June 27, 2020,” said Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV.

“The wellbeing of our staff and visitors remains of the utmost importance. In accordance with Victorian Government and Creative Victoria guidelines, the NGV will ensure appropriate public health and physical distancing measures are put in place to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors,” he said.

These measures will include free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

The NGV will host special interest groups from June 22, in order to give priority access to members of the community in need.

“Through our strong virtual engagement with our visitors during our temporary closure, we have seen how many people are looking forward to returning to the NGV and we will ensure that the Gallery continues to be a welcoming and safe place for our community.

“The NGV will continue to deliver a dynamic range of virtual art, design and learning experiences for our visitors at home and will also launch a range of digital self-guided tours of the NGV Collection galleries for our visitors to enjoy on-site upon re-opening,” he said.

The Gallery will continue to follow and review up-to-date recommendations from Government and health officials.

Free timed tickets will be available to book from June 20.

For more details on NGV’s re-opening and to book tickets, please visit the NGV website www.ngv.vic.gov.au

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