Locations visited by Travelling
locations visited between 2002–2003 shown in red
Goal 5: Provide and promote access to the national collection
To promote understanding and enjoyment of the national collection by
making it accessible locally, nationally and internationally
- Make the national collection more accessible locally, nationally
and internationally through loans, partnerships, travelling exhibitions
and joint ventures
- Enhance access for people with particular needs
- Promote the national collection through educational, multimedia and
membership programs and events and strategic marketing, and through
the provision of published material and merchandise
- Facilitate research, provide information and publish material (also
online) about the national collection and the visual arts
- Stimulate and promote discussion on art, art museums and issues relating
to the visual arts and art scholarship in Australia and overseas
- Align and integrate IT services to enhance communication with the
public through the use of technology
- Create an environment which enhances visitor experience by providing
high quality facilities and services
Our success will be measured by
- Level of access to the national collection achieved through partnerships,
travelling exhibitions and joint ventures
- Number of works of art loaned locally, nationally and internationally
including those in travelling exhibitions
- Number of visitors to the Gallery and its exhibitions and their level
of satisfaction with its programs and activities with specific reference
to visitors with particular needs
- Extent to which research is facilitated, information is provided,
and material published about the national collection
- Extent to which the national collection has been accessed by the
public via electronic means
- Amount of media coverage of the national collection and Gallery programs
Our recent achievements
We have stimulated interest by providing multiple points of access to
the national collection through education and public programs, travelling
exhibitions, loans, publications and the Internet.
In 1998 we launched our website, nga.gov.au, with 17,000 images of works
of art now available online. During 2003–04 more than 1.8 million
people (representing 6.7 million page views) accessed information online.
We encouraged a broader visitation to the Gallery by removing the general
admission charge in 1998. We also removed the charge to major exhibitions
for children under 16 in 2003. The public has warmly welcomed these access
Access to promotional and scholarly information about the national collection
has been enhanced through the Gallery's extensive publications program.
We are now releasing an average of 13 publications a year including our
quarterly magazine artonview, which is distributed free to members
and sold in the Gallery shop.
Sharing our knowledge: our curators and other staff host talks and lectures,
write papers, publish works, talk to the media and education institutions
throughout Australia and overseas.
We have nurtured young visual art ambassadors via our annual schools Summer
Scholarship program, which brings two Year 11 students from each state
and territory to the Gallery for a week of intensive study.
Our highly trained and capable Voluntary Guides improve access for visitors,
including those with special needs, and also by hosting tours in a variety
of languages. Voluntary Guides conduct outreach services to members of
the public who do not have access to the Gallery and provide Discovery
Tours to thousands of primary school students annually.
We have established partnerships with 23 regional galleries and museums
throughout Australia. During 2002–03 the Gallery lent 2550 works
of art from the national collection.
Other access achievements