The National Gallery of Victoria is found in Australia. It is the oldest public art museum in the country.
It opened its doors in 1861, being an art museum inside the State Library building. Many famous people and businessmen donated money for the acquisition of works of art that can be seen in the gallery.
Alfred Felton, an entrepreneur, dedicated his donations to the purchase of old and modern works of art, as well as antiques of different nature.
The collection of works of art of different nature was so great that it had to be distributed among The Ian Potter Center, the National Gallery of Victoria (GNV) Australia in Federation Square (cradle of Australian art) and the International NGV on St Kilda Road (dedicated to international art).
In the two buildings of the NGV you will be able to see thousands of valuable artistic works and learn about the history of art, both Australian and international.
The telephone number of the National Gallery of Victoria is +61 3 8620 2222. The GNVAustralia, opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The International NGV opens from Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The two buildings close their doors on Good Friday and Christmas. Admission to permanent exhibitions is free. Special prices may apply to some exhibits.
Visit the website of the National Gallery of Victoria so you get information about upcoming events.