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Learn at NGV with online Virtual Excursions

Since the temporary closure of NGV, the gallery has had nearly 9,000 students and teachers sign up for their online Virtual Excursions, a free forty-five-minute tour of an NGV exhibition or collection, hosted by an NGV Educator.

Due to popular demand, the NGV has added more virtual excursions, giving students a real-life experience inside the Gallery and allowing students and teachers to gain insights into some of the most interesting works at the NGV.


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Learn at NGV –Virtual Excursions
Image: NGV 18th and 19th Century Salon Gallery, European and Australian Art: Painting and Sculpture. Image credit: Eugene Hyland.

NGV Virtual Excursions

Art of Portraiture

In the Art of Portraiture Virtual Excursion, students are shown some of the most famous portraits in the NGV Collection, including the well-known Self Portrait no.9, 1986, by Andy Warhol. Students discover what a portrait tells us about people, the times they lived in and why this type of art is important.

Teachers can book here.

Australian Landscapes

Learn how landscape paintings reflect and shape Australian identity in the Australian Landscapes Virtual Excursion. Students will learn how artists express their identity, experiences and connection to country through painting their physical surroundings.

Teachers can book here.

Colony to Nation

In the Colony to Nation Virtual Excursion, students can learn about Australian history through art, identifying the impact of colonisation on First Australians, Australian identity and interpret themes, concepts and ideas in Australian works. This virtual program brings history to life through visual analysis and storytelling and explores several perspectives of history in art.

Teachers can book here.

For more information on Virtual Excursions and free kids activities at NGV.


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Cover image: NGV 18th and 19th Century Salon GalleryEuropean and Australian Art: Painting and Sculpture. Image credit: Eugene Hyland.

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Do you need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged while spending time at home? Be sure to check out our other blogs:
• Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids
• Zoo Education online – a resource for teachers and students
• Free ACMI online School Holiday Activities for kids
• Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo streaming live videos
• Kids Storytime goes online
• Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home
• Tate Kids free at-home activities
• Sydney Opera House online hub – ‘For the Kids’
• Australian National Maritime Museum online activities and games

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