inside of NGV

Founded in 1861, The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia's oldest public art gallery.

The NGV now has two campuses:

  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square (opened November 2002); and
  • NGV International at St Kilda Road (opened 1968, re-opened December 2003).

The NGV's collection comprises approximately 70,000 including paintings, sculpture, antiquities, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, furniture, fashion, textiles and multimedia. NGV artworks are stored at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne.

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

This series brings major international art exhibitions exclusively to Melbourne each winter.  More data on the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces.

Key Facts 2018-19

  • Total income - $130.3 million
  • Value of assets (land, buildings & equipment) - $252.2 million
  • Value of collection - $3.6 billion
  • Creative Victoria's annual operational appropriation - $55.4 million (including additional project operating funding)
  • Creative Victoria's annual capital appropriation - $54,480
  • Number of attendances - 2.9 million
  • Number of website visits - 4.4 million
  • Number of participants in youth education programs - 122,142
  • Number of employees - 306 full-time equivalent
  • Number of members / friends – 31,490
  • Number of volunteer hours – 23,656 hours (equivalent to 3,113 full-time days)