Welcome to the first issue of NGV Magazine for 2023 and the major summer exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in partnership with the NGV. In this issue, we dive deep into the McQueen exhibition, meet the artists helping to bring Temple of Boom to life over summer, and discover the story behind new acquisition, Giorgio de Chirico’s Piazza d’Italia.

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NGV Conservation: Alexander McQueen

Read Conservator of Textiles, Kate Douglas’s piece on the conservation of Look 20 from The Girl Who Lived In a Tree Collection by Alexander McQueen, now on display in the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at NGV International.

The NGV warmly thanks Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family for their support.

Read the essay here

Twentieth Century Women Photographers

Join NGV Senior Curator of Photography, Susan van Wyk and Curator of Photography, Maggie Finch, with an introduction by NGV Projects and Communications Manager Fundraising, Cara Becker, as they showcase this important area of the NGV Photography Collection.

Watch as they explore recent acquisitions and learn more about the lives of exceptional women photographers who were active in the first half of the twentieth century, a time when many women were able to redefine their identity, creative expression and financial independence.


Hear design writer, Penny Craswell, read from her essay on page 52 on the fascination with optical illusions across eras and influences.

NGV Summer Appeal

Help the NGV bring Melbourne contemporary artist Troy Emery’s ambitious sculpture into the Collection. Emery’s first major commission for an Australian institution, Mountain climber 2022 will be a highlight in the upcoming free exhibition Melbourne Now .

We invite you to make a donation towards Mountain climber, as we enhance the NGV Collection, enriching the experience for millions of visitors now and into the future. We are truly grateful for donations of any size and thank you for your support.

Learn more today at or call the NGV Foundation on 03 8620 2415.


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