NGV or the National Gallery of Victoria is a museum in the city of Melbourne in Australia that houses a vast collection of masterpieces. The museum is much coveted and considered to be the country’s biggest, most frequented and oldest such museum. The museum houses its art collection in a very methodical manner which involves two different sections. One of these sections is located in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, Southbank while the other is in the Ian Potter centre. The former was opened to the public in the year 1968 and went through certain renovations after which it was reopened in the year 2003. The international art pieces are housed here. The latter section in the Ian Potter Centre was established in the year of 2002 and contains all the Australian works of art. As such a single day may not be enough for the avid art fanatic to walk through these historic corridors adorned with numerous priceless and timeless works of creativity. Having a central location, there are quite a few modern amenities including dining, entertainment and even accommodation options such as hotels and serviced apartments in South Yarra within about five to six kilometers of the gallery that cater to a range of clientele such as the Oaks South Yarra to name one.
The Australian art collection of the gallery includes brilliant pieces which have been completed by both modern artists as well as many pieces of historic significance, which have been passed down from the natives of the land. The modern artists feature the likes and ranks of David Davies and Sydney Nolan while “The Pioneer” done by Frederick McCubbin and “Shearing the Rams” done by Tom Pioneer is also on display. The international art display of the gallery houses numerous iconic pieces done by great masters of art such as Coreggio and Bernini. Together these build a mosaic of unimaginable beauty, skill and value that commands respect.Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+