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Performance highlights of 2018-19

Performance highlights of 2018–19

Below are some of the National Gallery’s performance highlights of 2018–19. Details of our performance and how we measure our performance is explained in the reporting framework.

Building the national collection

1351 works of art acquired during the year.

155,700 individual works of art in the national collection at 30 June 2019.

1370 works of art from the national collection on loan, nationally and internationally. See the collection reach map.

$8.1 million in cash donations assisted with purchases. Gifts of works of art valued at $5.3 million.

Exhibiting the art of Australia and the world

22 exhibitions held at the National Gallery in Canberra and 10 National Gallery exhibitions toured nationally and internationally.

200,770 people came to Cartier: The Exhibition and 103,431 visited Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate.

137,173 visitors experienced American Masters 1940–1980, drawn from the national collection.

10,794 people visited the travelling exhibition Indigenous Australia at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, India.

Connecting audiences with the visual arts

858,074 people experienced the national collection and exhibitions at the Gallery in Canberra.

3,697,158 people visited exhibitions that included works from the national collection.

143,526 participated in the Gallery’s diverse range of public programs.

96,772 followers on Instagram, 77,935 followers on Facebook and 39,076 followers on Twitter.

Education, access, health and wellbeing

112,369 students and teachers participated in school programs onsite and offsite.

94 Indigenous art workers from across Australia are now alumni of the Indigenous Arts Leadership program.

352 students have participated in the Gallery’s Summer Art Scholarship since it began in 1997, 3 of which are now Gallery employees.

1056 people participated in access programs, including 48 offsite as part of the Art and Dementia training workshop.