Communications and the Arts
The National Portrait Gallery of Australia (NPGA) houses the national collection of portraits of Australian culture and endeavour. Subjects in the collection are individuals who have, and who will continue to shape our nation and define our collective persona. As a member of a group of national collecting institutions, the NPGA is unique in its exclusive use of portraiture to explore Australian culture, history, individual achievement and identity. To build on these achievements and to continue to develop the NPGA as an inspirational museum of international standing, the NPGA has identified five strategic priorities. They are to: - develop the Collection - reach out and engage Australians - build our resource base - create a supportive culture; and - maintain and enhance our signature building.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Portrait Gallery of Australia Act 2012 National Portrait Gallery of Australia Regulations 2013 National Portrait Gallery of Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2013

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Helen Nugent AO 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Deputy Chair Mr. Sidney Myer AM 4 May 2016 3 May 2019
Member Dr. Patrick Corrigan AM 10 February 2018 9 February 2019
Member Mrs. Penny Fowler 9 March 2016 8 March 2019
Member Mr. Alan Dodge AM 21 January 2016 20 January 2019
Member Ms. Yasmin Allen 25 July 2016 24 July 2019
Member Ms. Jillian Broadbent AO 5 August 2016 4 August 2019
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