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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is a Commonwealth authority established under the National Gallery Act 1975 (Cth). The Act empowers the Research Library and Archive to:
The Research Library and Archive Collection Development Policy addresses building on existing strengths, filling gaps in these areas, and extending the collections for scholarly research.
The collections of the Library and Archive support the requirements of the National Gallery’s curatorial, education, conservation and research staff, and the work of visiting scholars. The Library’s mandate extends as well to the national and international scholarly communities, and to a varied clientele of museum professionals, students, artists, journalists, collectors, dealers and the general public.
The collections emphasise advanced research, but user needs are supported at the general inquiry level.