Don’t miss your last chance to see the ground breaking exhibition Versailles: Treasures of the palace at the National Gallery of Australia, which will be closing on the 16th April 2017!
Book your Abode Versailles package today and receive:
- Admit for 2 to Versailles: Treasures from the Palace at the NMA (Admit for 4 when a Family Room is booked)
- $10 Abode Pantry Voucher
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free cancellation
For the first time in history, treasures from the Versailles Palace have travelled outside of France for an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace draws back the curtain to reveal a world of power, passion and opulence that represents one of the most important periods in French history. Senior Curator Lucina Ward explains why this exhibition is simply unmissable.
What was the process in getting everything from France to Canberra?
All the works of art were brought out in variously timed shipments by plane. Our Loans Registrar worked closely with the team at Versailles to organise the timing and contents of these. With French collections, each piece has to be registered with the French Department of Culture and receive permission to leave the country. It’s like a passport for each work of art. Then at our end, each crate is checked carefully by AQIS for any foreign bugs!
As well as the artifacts on display, are there any other activities?
We have a wonderful programme of events organised by our public program department, which include talks, concerts and performances. All the details can be found on our website.
Why do you think Versailles is worth seeing?
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace is an extraordinary exhibition which transports audiences to the grandeur and opulence of 17th- and 18th-century France. The is an opportunity for Australian audiences to see spectacular works of art which rarely, if ever, are shown in Australia.
9th December 2016 – 17th April 2017
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday – Sunday (Excluding Christmas Day)
10am – 5pm
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Pl, Parkes ACT 2600
Children (16 years and under): FREE
Visit the official NGA website here for more information.
Terms and conditions: Sale dates from 20/10/16 – 17/04/17, travel dates from 20/10/17 to 17/04/17, bookable direct only, due to availability. Special offers only available during promotional period.