Writings from Canberra Museum and Gallery

Vale Enrico Taglietti
8 May 2019
Vale Enrico Taglietti
By Virginia Rigney

Born Milan 1926 Died Canberra 2019

The story is the thing
11 Mar 2019
The story is the thing
By Sharon Bulkeley

Our world’s museums conserve some of the most wonderful and intriguing objects you will ever encounter, from the beautiful to the bizarre. While the objects may be interesting to look at, what really makes them special is their history, the story behind them.

Canberra’s history in pictures safe at CMAG
9 Mar 2019
Canberra’s history in pictures safe at CMAG
By Canberra Museum and Gallery

It was great to have Gordon Ramsay, Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, and Sally Burford, Acting Dean University of Canberra Faculty of the Arts and Design visit CMAG recently to view a newly acquired collection of press photographs.

A closer look at Canberra’s identity on screen
1 Feb 2019
A closer look at Canberra’s identity on screen
By Shane Breynard

I will be privileged in April, this year, to commence study toward a PhD with the Australian National University School of History. Living on Ngunnawal land as the Director of Canberra Museum and Gallery it will be no surprise that my topic concerns Canberra’s identity. It seems an appropriate time to share a few thoughts about what I plan to do.

The flag that flutters
29 Jun 2018
The flag that flutters
By Shane Breynard

Ahead of the new exhibition Crafting the house on the hill: art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House which opens at CMAG on 7 July, our Director, Shane Breynard, reflects on the symbolic presence of Australian Parliament House in our region’s landscape, and the flag that flutters above.

CMAG welcomes Virginia Rigney
13 Jun 2018
CMAG welcomes Virginia Rigney
By Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is entering an exciting new phase with the appointment of Ms Virginia Rigney to the position of Senior Curator Visual Arts.

Adjournment speech for Matthew Harding
17 Apr 2018
Adjournment speech for Matthew Harding
By Canberra Museum and Gallery

Delivered by Gordon Ramsay MLA, Minister for the Arts and Community Events, in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Tuesday 10 April 2018.

New to your collection in November 2017
26 Oct 2017
New to your collection in November 2017
By Shane Breynard

Veronica Wensing and Krishna Sadhana have recently gifted their wedding outfits to the CMAG collection. Veronica and Krishna are one of the small number of same sex couples that were married during the few days in early December 2013 when same sex marriage was legal in the ACT.

KIRSTIE REA the land: a 20 year survey
5 May 2017
KIRSTIE REA the land: a 20 year survey
By Shane Breynard

A new exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery from 13 May provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of one of the Canberra region’s most celebrated glass artists and teachers.

Sidney Nolan's Kelly paintings at CMAG
21 Apr 2017
Sidney Nolan's Kelly paintings at CMAG
By Shane Breynard

Soon after starting at CMAG our Director delivered a floortalk on Sidney Nolan's Kelly paintings. As we celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Nolan's birth in 2017 we are taking the opportunity  to make the text of this floortalk available online. 

New to your collection - 2016
29 Nov 2016
New to your collection - 2016
By Canberra Museum and Gallery
Klaus Moje (5 October 1936 to 24 September 2016)
24 Oct 2016
Klaus Moje (5 October 1936 to 24 September 2016)

Colour is the only true international language. With colour we bridge the barriers that exist within and between nations.

Klaus Moje

Glass collection grows with philanthropic support
30 Aug 2016
Glass collection grows with philanthropic support
By Canberra Museum and Gallery
The Denmans, Empire and Australia 1910-1917
25 Jul 2016
The Denmans, Empire and Australia 1910-1917
By Shane Breynard
Robert Foster
20 Jul 2016
Robert Foster
A very unusual invitation
5 Jul 2016
A very unusual invitation
By Shane Breynard