National Gallery of Australia Research Library

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Identifier

daa/7

Authorized form of name

National Gallery of Australia Research Library

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Type

  • National

Contact area

 

Project Archivist

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Address

Street address

Parkes Place, Parkes

Locality

Canberra

Region

Australian Capital Territory

Country name

Postal code

2600

Telephone

02 6240 6592

Fax

Email

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Description area

History

In 1967 Prime Minister Harold Holt announced that the government would build an Australian National Gallery in Canberra to house the National Collection. Following Cabinet approval in 1970, the winning architect, Colin Madigan, was appointed to develop the complex that included the High Court of Australia on King Edward Terrace, in the Parliamentary Triangle in Parkes, Canberra.

The opening of the National Gallery in 1982 concluded a planning, design and construction period of fourteen years.

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Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The National Gallery of Australia Research Library is actively seeking personal papers of significant Australian artists and key art professionals as part of its role to build a greater understanding of Australian art scene.

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  • Personal Papers: Marion Hall Best, Anton Bruehl, Peter Burns, James Cant & Dora Chapman, Maximillian Feurring, Lindsay Bernard Hall, Helene Kirsova, James Mollison, Oliffe Richmond, Loudon Sainthill, Wes Stacey, John Lesley Wright
  • Organisational Papers: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, Art Libraries Association (Australia and New Zealand), Australian Gallery Directors’ Council, William Dobell Art Foundation, Print Council of Australia
  • Art Gallery Papers:  Australian Centre for Photography, Avago Gallery, Gallery A, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Susan Gillespie Gallery
  • Oral History: James Gleeson: Interviews with Australian artists, 1977-1980
  • Ephemera
  • Australian and New Zealand artists files
  • International Art and artists files.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm for staff; 10am-4.45pm for approved readers.
Closed weekends and public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Telephone, mail, fax etc queries handled for all. Reader's ticket required for personal access (conditions apply).

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services for books, journals, original records to A3 size, microfilms, photographs and newspapers.

Public areas

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Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Parkes Place, Parkes
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600