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Australian Prints, Posters and Illustrated Books

The National Gallery of Australia has the premier collection of prints posters and illustrated books by Australian artists. It also collects the works of artists in near neighbouring countries such as New Zealand, New Guinea and Oceanic nations. At present the collection numbers some 25,000 works. All are searchable through our text database.

In the last 18 months we have been working on digitalizing the collection, presently some 7,500 images are available on the web. The site also contains information on the history of the collection, and its collecting parameters, recent acquisitions and other news. A bibliography relating to Australian prints (some 5,000 entries) will be online within a few weeks.

Roger Butler

Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Posters and Illustrated Books

National Gallery of Australia
Ph: (02) 6240 6414
Fx: (02) 6240 6529

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