Outcome #1: Enhanced understanding and appreciation of Australian identity, culture and diversity through portraiture by engaging the public in education programs and exhibitions, and by developing and preserving the national portrait collection.
|1.1||Develop, maintain and provide access to Australia's national portrait collection||National Portrait Gallery of Australia||
The NPGA houses the national collection of portraits of Australians, reflecting the breadth and energy of Australian culture and endeavour. Subjects in the collection are individuals who have, and who will continue to, shape our nation and define our collective persona. As part of a group of national collecting institutions, the NPGA is unique in its exclusive use of portraiture to explore Australian culture, history, individual achievement and identity. The NPGA provides a forum for the free and respectful discussion of the national identity. We focus on both subject and artist