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National Gallery of Victoria

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 8620 2222
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Description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Hermitage Exhibition

This is a beautiful exhibition of works acquired by Catherine the Great, who had literally unlimited funds to purchase European masters. It is a treat to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful exhibition of works acquired by Catherine the Great, who had literally unlimited funds to purchase European masters. It is a treat to see.

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Wagga Wagga NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As part of a two day tour from interstate, the National Gallery of Victoria was a must, particularly as the blockbuster from the Russian Hermitage collection is showing. Such beautiful paintings, sculpture, china, and jewellery took my breath away. The exhibition is set up in a series of rooms so that the viewer is not totally overwhelmed and days later... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike in the permanent and temporary exhibitions. The NGV curates superb exhibitions most of which are free. I recently went to see the Hermitage Exhibition and The Horse exhibition. Breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went to see the exhibition of Catherine the Great's legacy of artwork from the Hermitage on 2 September. The free volunteer guided tour at 11.30 am was fabulous. The guide was so knowledgeable and explained the exhibition and some works in particular with such passion. It was very interesting and a wonderful experience. The NGV is easy to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The current exhibition at the NGV is a sample of some of the art collected by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great that is kept in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The free guided tour of the exhibition was excellent and as good as the audio commentary that I stumped up $7 for. The tour lasts around an hour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Attended the Hermitage exhibition - great experience and loved the Italian collection. The Chinoiserie on display were stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful look at the art of Catherine the Great. What a great opportunity to see art from The Hermitage in St Petersburg..Do not miss there rare and unique chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage Exhibition is good but the best thing for me was the Tiepolo "Cleopatra's Banquet" in the gallery collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

you will not feel bored , well organized , interesting , very beautiful arts from all over the world and from all generations , amazing

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went to The Hermitage "The Legacy of Catherine the Great" exhibition at the NGV on St Kilda Road. Because of the location of the hotel we were able to get to the Gallery (by foot) at a good time in the morning before the crowds arrived. A wonderful exhibition, can thoroughly recommend it.

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