NGA celebrates more than 190,000 visitors to Versailles exhibition

Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
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The National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) blockbuster exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace closed on 17 April drawing 190,128 visitors. 

The exhibition drove recreational and education tourism with 70% of visitors from outside the ACT and more than 250 school groups in two months.

‘We are thrilled with the response to this very special exhibition,’ said Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director.

‘In addition to the show itself, the NGA’s dynamic program of lectures, workshops, activities, conferences, members’ events and children’s programs provided an insight for our many visitors into the lives and loves of the kings, queens and courtiers of Versailles. Given this was the first time an exhibition of treasures from Versailles has ever left France, we are delighted that so many Australians took advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.’ Vaughan said.

The next major exhibition at the NGA Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial opens in May.

Image: The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

© Jose Ignacio Soto /

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