Collection Study Room
Pacific Art Curator Crispin Howarth with students in the Collection Study Room
Photographer: NGA Imaging Services
The Collection Study Room (CSR) provides public access to works of art from the National Gallery of Australia's collection that are not currently on display. The room is popular with special interest groups from the community such as potters, embroiderers and quilters. Admission to the CSR is free.
- The CSR is open by appointment 10am – 4pm Monday–Friday (and weekends by arrangement).
- To make an appointment email the Collection Study Room Officer, phone +61 2 6240 6648 or fax +61 2 6240 6560.
- Requests should include:
- artist name
- title/s of works
- the accession number
- To facilitate the preparation of works of art for viewing we require at least two weeks notice of when you wish to come and what you wish to see.
- The number of works of art available for viewing may be restricted.
- Preference will be given to works of art which can be readily moved to the CSR.
- Large and fragile materials requiring specialist handling will only be accessible by special arrangement.
- In general, a time limit of two hours will apply .
- Report to the Information Desk in the Main Foyer, where you will be met by a CSR officer, who will introduce you to the CSR facilities.
- Visitors must leave personal belongings (including food and drinks) in the Gallery cloakroom.
- Visitors register a Request for Access to the Collection and sign a visitors book on the day of appointment.
- Photographic proof of identity will be required.
- Access to the CSR is via an entrance off the Asian Art galleries.
- Small handbags and research material may be taken to the CSR and stored in pigeon holes provided.
- Handbags will not be permitted at study desks.
- Visitors materials may be subject to search.
- The CSR officer will be able to answer routine inquiries about the collection, by accessing the Gallery's collection management system database.
- Printouts of collection information may be retained by visitors, at the discretion of the CSR officer .
- Some Gallery publications, such as exhibition catalogues, monographs, annual reports and other public documents may be available for reference in a discrete area of the CSR.
- Visitors wishing to purchase photographs or photocopies may do so by completing a request for reproduction form.
- Groups are restricted to 15 persons, including supervisors. Group visits involving tutorials must be supervised by at least one staff member.
Information regarding appointments is available from the Collection Study Room Officer at:
phone +61 2 6240 6648
fax +61 2 6240 6560
Collection Study Room
National Gallery of Australia
GPO Box 1150
Canberra ACT 2601