4 April - 10 May 2009
DUBBO REGIONAL GALLERY - THE ARMATI BEQUEST
Picture the thrill of seeing Jurassic period fish specimens, Captain Cook’s sextant, an Arthur Streeton painting, bushranger Captain Moonlite’s death mask, along with major contemporary artworks for the first time in your home town.
Curated by John McPhee for Museums & Galleries NSW, this exhibition supports and promotes the vital role communities play in safeguarding their cultural heritage, and highlights the important work local and state government does in preserving and providing access to cultural material through their galleries, libraries and museums.
Drawn from the magnificent collections of New South Wales’ eight premier cultural institutions, these significant items are representative of Australia’s vibrant history. They shape our psyche, record our development, provide insight into our national spirit and inspire us for the future.
The Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, Botanic Gardens Trust, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Powerhouse Museum, State Library of NSW and State Records NSW have embraced this ground-breaking exhibition’s innovative vision and made cultural material from their extensive collections available for inclusion.
This landmark exhibition brings iconic treasures together for the very first time and showcases them to metropolitan, regional and interstate audiences.
GREAT COLLECTIONS is an initiative of Museums & Galleries NSW (M&G NSW). M&G NSW is the key support agency for the museum and gallery sector in NSW.