We were the first state gallery in the country to establish an archive and we are one of the few Australian institutions today collecting, preserving and making available for research primary material on Australian visual art.
The files in our National Art Archive now document around 40,000 Australian artists and include over a million items, such as catalogues and exhibition reviews.
Our history and transformation
Discover the stories behind the library, archive and children’s art library, and what to expect when you visit.
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