The National Gallery of Australia was opened to the public in 1982, and holds the nations largest and most valuable art collection.
Our Education programs encourage students to better understand the power and creativity and imagination. While visual art is the main focus, other learning areas can be discussed in relation to works of art, including English, Society and Environment, Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Technology, Civics and Citizenship.
Gallery educators are available to assist teachers in planning visits to meet specific themes are curriculum requirements. Discovery tours provide primary students with an introduction to the National Collection. Discussion tours are tailored to link the gallery visit to classroom studies and curricula across all key learning areas.
The most popular choice for school groups is a 40-60 minute introductory discussion tour of art currently on display. A discussion tour can also take in one or more of the Gallery's special exhibitions and can be tailored to any aspect of the curriculum or class studies.