While you can't currently enter the NGV physically, you can virtually.
Following a mammoth six-year digitisation project, around 90 per cent off the gallery’s collection (that’s more than 75,000 works) is available online. It’s searchable by artist, artwork, curatorial theme and more, and new content is being added regularly.
You can also take free, curator-led virtual tours of blockbuster exhibits such as Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines (Saturday March 28) and KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness (Saturday March 21). They’ll feature behind-the-scenes documentaries from the making of exhibitions and interviews with artists, designers and curators.
A free online collection of in-depth ebooks and essays will allow you delve into an exhibition's backstory. Learn more about one of the world’s most ground-breaking fashion labels as part of Collecting Comme, or get a taste of everyday life in 1920s and ’30s Japan with Japanese Modernism.
Also accessible: recent highlights from NGV Magazine that explain the gallery’s new acquisitions, plus long-form essays by curators, conservators and academics about works in the NGV collection.
If you’ve got kids to occupy, get them engaged with art through a selection of hands-on activity sheets and interactive games.