Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums.

They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s greatest art museums.

Art Gallery NSW interior

The expansion will significantly increase space for the Gallery to exhibit art, and is expected to attract two million visitors annually, which is great news for the gallery, which has hosted some flooringly good exhibitions over the past few years.

Arts Minister Don Harwin and Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand said they were delighted with the funds, which will be joined later in 2017 by an anticipated $100 million in philanthropic support for the project of which $70 million has been pledged already.

“This is a remarkable day for the Gallery and the Australian arts community,” Dr Brand said.

“Our expanded Gallery will deliver an iconic building that combines art, architecture and landscape in an extraordinary way, and in one of the most breathtaking locations in the world.”

Time to kick-up that Gallery membership. See more at the Gallery’s website.

Art Gallery NSW

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