Media Preview Art Deco 1910-1939 At The Ngv

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26th June 2008, 09:01am - Views: 583
MEDIA PREVIEW
ART DECO 1910-1939

10.30am TODAY Thursday 26 June 2008

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (enter via Waterwall entrance)

What: Exclusive media tour of this year's much anticipated Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Art Deco 1910-1939. This is the first access for all media to view inside the exhibition space before it opens to the public on Saturday 28 June 2008.

Who:Victoria and Albert Museum Chairman, Paul Ruddock
Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibitions Coordinator, Anna Fletcher
Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Gerard Vaughan
Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Frances Lindsay
NGV curators

Vision:Over 300 Art Deco delights including breathtaking jewels from Cartier's historic collections in Geneva; exquisite fashion by Chanel; the original Strand Palace Hotel foyer saved from destruction by the V&A in 1969 and reassembled here in Melbourne; and for the first time ever at the National Gallery of Victoria, a superb vintage car, the Cord 812 Westchester sedan.

Art Deco 1910-1939 is coming exclusively to Melbourne from London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and is the fifth exhibition in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the NGV. It is the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged on one of the most glamorous and popular of all artistic styles.

For media enquiries please contact:
Sue Coffey, Head of Media and Public Affairs, 03 8620 2346, 0417 558 511, [email protected]
Kitty Walker, Media and Public Affairs Coordinator, 03 8620 2411, 0417 575 088, [email protected]

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