NewsDisasters & destruction
National Gallery of Australia closes due to bushfire smoke around Canberra
Director says that decision was taken to protect public and works
NewsVincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh's Sunflowers will leave London for over a year as Australian show is added to loan tour
Masterpiece from London's National Gallery is headed for Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia
Australia's ill-advised purchase of Indian artefact
The National Gallery of Australia bought the Shiva statue despite uncertainty over its provenance
What happened to the Maharajah of Indore’s Brancusi birds?
In 1973 the Tate wanted to buy Brancusi’s black marble “Bird in space” through dealer Richard Feigen, but the sale fell through because the trustees believed the work had been “smuggled” out of India
Collector interview: Peter Fay, Australia’s champion of the outsider
The collector of works that are knotty, passionate, perverse and deeply personal talks about his tastes and his gift to the nation
Ethnographica or art?
Some European and American museums have bought work by Aboriginal artists but there is no broad base of collectors outside Australia for such paintings and no consensus that this work qualifies as “art”
The first exhibition of Angkor-period art to leave Cambodia
Australia makes capital out of the 1991 peace accord in Cambodia and demonstrates its newly established diplomatic ties