Isobel Crombie and Judith Ryan (eds): Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, 50th Edition

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September 2011, no. 334

Isobel Crombie and Judith Ryan (eds): Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, 50th Edition

Reviewed by
September 2011, no. 334

NGV at 150

Jane Clark

 

Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, 50th Edition
edited by Isobel Crombie and Judith Ryan
The Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, $19.95 pb, 168 pp, 0066 7935

 

This fabulous-looking fiftieth issue of the National Gallery of Victoria’s more or less annual art journal, with its traffic-stopping Rosalie Gascoigne cover, is a birthday package. This year marks the Gallery’s 150th anniversary, and the essays in this Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria together reveal much about what the institution has been doing since its foundation in 1861. There are twenty-six articles by twenty-seven authors; twenty-two of them current NGV staff members, including the current director and his deputy. It is a great team effort and a beautifully produced volume, with excellent spot-gloss-varnished illustrations throughout, presenting original scholarly research in an enjoyably accessible format.

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