Art Gallery of Western Australia - Perth - Australia

Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions, Gallery visitors are offered unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, as well as the art of the world.

We place particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to our geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim. Our proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to programs, exhibitions, collections and events at the State Art Gallery. Visit our Gallery and watch this site as we build for the future.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.



MAAS - Sydney - Australia

We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Established in 1879, our venues include Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.

Internationally, MAAS is acknowledged for the calibre of our collection, scholarship and exhibitions. Our collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse country. There is estimated to be well over 500,000 separate items in the MAAS collection.
A program of temporary exhibitions and programs complements a range of permanent galleries throughout MAAS venues. We place a strong emphasis on learning and creativity.



Museum of Contemporary Art - Sydney - Australia

Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in November 1991. Established through a bequest by Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943), who left his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians about international contemporary visual art, the MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting contemporary art.

The vision of the founding Director Leon Paroissien and Chief Curator Bernice Murphy was manifest from its earliest years – a commitment to innovative programming with ground-breaking exhibitions of contemporary art from Australia, the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

In 1998, the first phase of expansion began when the Museum had access to the whole building and created galleries for solo exhibitions by Australian artists. In 2001, the New South Wales Government and the Australia Council replaced the University of Sydney and the Power Bequest as key stakeholders.

A strong emphasis on making the MCA a museum that engages artists with audiences led to a program of significant solo shows by Australian and international artists as well as thematic and group exhibitions. The MCA is a major partner of the Biennale of Sydney. Attendances increased to over 580,000 in 2010, leading to the need for further expansion.

The MCA also sought to engage with audiences beyond the building by developing a program of touring exhibitions and C3West, a collaboration with galleries and non-arts partners in Western Sydney.

Today, the MCA houses an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection, offering a major national resource for education and interpretative programs, as well as two floors of galleries for exhibitions. The National Centre for Creative Learning includes a library, digital and multimedia studios, a seminar room and lecture theatre. The MCA also presents new site-specific commissions.



Art Gallery of NSW - Sydney - Australia

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. We aim to be a place of experience and inspiration, through our collection, exhibitions, programs and research. Admission to the Gallery is free, as are our permanent galleries and most exhibitions and events.

Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while our splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Alongside our collection are regularly changing temporary exhibitions – more than 30 each year – including flagship annual exhibitions such as the Archibald Prize and ARTEXPRESS



National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne - Australia

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia.  Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.

Founded in 1861, today the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. It is a collection that is yours, and it’s free!  We warmly welcome you to share in these riches and the many activities, exhibitions and events developed at the NGV for us all to enjoy.



Ian Potter Museum of Art - Melbourne - Australia

Founded in 1972, the Ian Potter Museum of Art is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. Housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, the Potter is the largest university-based art museum in Australia and a national leader in the field. The Potter manages the University Art Collection, a rich resource of art and artifacts spanning neolithic to contemporary.  We are a cultural and educational facility, serving both the campus community and the general public.

Embracing research, discovery and debate, the Potter exhibits art from antiquity to the present. We display art from the University Art Collection, as well as from public and private collections from around Australia and the world. Working with living artists, we participate directly in the development of contemporary art. Public programs, publications, and social media encourage engagement, learning and the exchange of ideas.

The Potter is committed to extensive participation in the University’s interdisciplinary degree structure. Our goal is to make art central to teaching and learning, by enhancing art collection access and contributing to curriculum development across all faculties.

The Potter unites art with the activities and environment of the University of Melbourne campus. We display the University Art Collection around the campus and form academic partnerships linking art with the curriculum. Through our engagement with the arts community we contribute directly to the cultural life of Victoria.

Vision: Art provokes pleasure and reflection, inquiry and debate. Engaging with art encourages learning and fosters knowledge. As a laboratory for art and ideas, the Potter  contributes directly to the University of Melbourne’s research and teaching activities, to enrich the student experience, and to enhance the cultural life of the campus and the general community.

Mission: To collect, preserve, display, interpret and engage with contemporary and historical works of art thereby advancing appreciation of Australia’s cultural heritage on a local, national and international level, and supporting the University of Melbourne as a leading teaching and research institution.




National Museum of Australia - Canberra - Australia

Exploring the history of settlement in Australia and the development of the nation’s political, social and economic life since British colonisation of the continent.

The National Museum brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and programs.


National Gallery of Australia - Canberra - Australia

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia's national cultural institution for the visual arts and is a portfolio agency within the Department of Communications and the Arts.
The functions of the NGA are prescribed in its enabling legislation, the National Gallery Act 1975, which requires the NGA to:
  • develop and maintain a national collection of works of art
  • exhibit, or make available for exhibition by others, works of art from the national collection or works of art that are in the possession of the Gallery, and
  • use every endeavour to make the most advantageous use of the national collection in the national interest.
The NGA receives funding from the Commonwealth Government and actively seeks, and relies upon, financial and in-kind support from private and corporate sources



Natural History Museum Bern - Bern - Switserland

The Natural History Museum Bern was officially founded in 1832. In 1936 it moved into a new building in Bernastrasse deemed an excellent example of the "Neue Sachlichkeit" style. The building was extended in 1998. The museum has 5100 square metres of exhibition space and an international reputation founded initially on its historical dioramas. Aside from Barry, the NMBE is famous for housing the giant Planggenstock crystals and for outstanding contemporary exhibitions such as the prize-winning "c’est la vie". The museum's collection contains around 4 million objects. The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern is also a place of research conducted by the 22 scientists responsible for the collections, and functions as a venue for cultural events - most recently the "Help, it's alive!" series and the "Dead animal bar".



Schweizer Schützenmuseum - Bern - Switseland

The purpose of the Swiss Rifle Museum is to show the history of shooting in Switzerland, and to collect, where necessary acquire, and set in order everything relevant to this: such as arms, ammunition, commemorative coins from shooting championships, medals, cups, reports and accounts from shooting championships, shooting programmes and regulations, placards, models, literature, and much else. The collection possessed by the Swiss Rifle Museum holds the requisite objects and documents this history, covering the period from the foundation of the Swiss national rifle association in 1824. Its inventory provides a complete overview of Swiss firearms since 1817, and includes shooting trophies of national and international importance, prizes and lithographs, placards and commemorative cups, clocks and medals.
Since its foundation the Swiss Rifle Museum has served as the archives for the Swiss national rifle association (the SSV: formerly Schweizerischer Schützenverein, now Schweizer Schiessportverband), and as a source for information on shooting in Switzerland. In the annual thematic special exhibitions a current event connected with Swiss shooting today is set in historical context and enriched with this background.
The operation of the Museum is financed by the Swiss national rifle association (SSV) in accordance with the SSV’s schedule of functions of 1 January 2007.
Special exhibitions, events and acquisitions are made possible by money from sponsors, donations, and contributions from the Friends of the Swiss Rifle Museum.
The Swiss Rifle Museum maintains a close collaboration with other cultural organizations and specialist commissions.


Kunstmuseum - Bern - Switserland

Building on what we have already achieved and accrued, we continually strive to develop the Museum of Fine Arts Berne further as a cultural institution that presents the visual arts to visitors as a dynamic encounter. It is no less important for us that the museum play a fundamental role in helping the public to understand art’s historical transformations and global context. Additionally, the Kunstmuseum wishes to participate in the discourse on the social significance of art and at the same time maintain a strong local bond. On a regional level, it acts as a bridge between the German- and French-speaking parts of Switzerland, while also proactively influencing international art and museums. Not least, the
Building on what we have already achieved and accrued, we continually strive to develop the Museum of Fine Arts Berne further as a cultural institution >that presents the visual arts to visitors as a dynamic encounter. It is no less important for us that the museum play a fundamental role in >helping the public to understand art’s historical transformations and global context. Additionally, the Kunstmuseum wishes to participate in the discourse on the social significance of art and at the same time maintain a strong local bond. On a regional level, it acts as a bridge between the German- and French-speaking parts of Switzerland, while also proactively influencing international art and museums. Not least, the Museum of Fine Arts Berne >is keen to work on a collaborative basis with the Zentrum Paul Klee and play a leading role in the mutual aspirations of Bern’s art community with its many art and academic institutions.
 Berne is keen to work on a collaborative basis with the Zentrum Paul Klee and play a leading role in the mutual aspirations of Bern’s art community with its many art and academic institutions.



Kunsthalle Bern - Bern - Switserland

The private Kunsthalle Bern Foundation was established in 1988 by collectors of contemporary art. The foundation’s purpose is to purchase exceptional artworks of artists exhibited by Kunsthalle Bern (not including works of the Weihnachtsausstellung). Primarily, the works are given on loan for exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bern.




Einstein House - Bern - Switserland

The flat on the second floor of Kramgasse No. 49 was rented by Einstein from 1903 to 1905. It has been restored in the style of that period to reflect Einstein's crucial years in Bern. The flat is open to the public. From the main train station you get to Kramgasse No. 49, if you take the direction of "Bärengraben," walking under the right-hand arcade.
With regard to the anniversary of 2005, the Einstein House has been renovated gently for the first time after 26 years. With the support of sponsors and partners it has also been possible to rearrange the exhibition. It aims at giving information and addressing the visitors emotionally: How did Einstein live and in which environment were his most important papers created?
The entrance has been renovated as well as the stairway, which welcomes the visitors with an illustration of the Milky Way. The old spiral staircase to the second floor has been left in its original state; one can very well imagine how Einstein walked up and down these stairs daily.
The living conditions of Einstein and his wife Mileva with their son Hans Albert are shown more accurately in the apartment on the second floor with furniture from that time as well as pictures and texts presented with the help of modern exhibition systems.
With the additional inclusion of the third floor, there is space for the presentation of Einstein’s biography and his life’s work. Here, different exhibitions related to his work are planned.



Swiss Alpine Museum - Bern - Switserland

The Swiss Alpine Museum (alps) is firmly established in the present and its topics are close to our visitors: identity, mobility, tourism, tradition and innovation, culture and nature. The Swiss Alpine Museum conveys complex concepts and ideas. It presents, asks questions, contradicts, moves, irritates and provokes – looking beyond the events of the day, visualizing even slow change, using relations as a tool for reasoning, and turning the attention to the future. The active human being is at the very center. The Swiss Alpine Museum is a platform for dialogue and guidance, and its historic collection (mountain photography, cartography, and mountaineering) is part of this purpose.

The Swiss Alpine Museum knows its visitors. It involves experts, artists and museum visitors in its work and combines cultural and natural scientific disciplines to create a holistic view. It conceives the Alpine region across borders, from Slovenia to France, and assumes a global perspective when looking at the relationship that people all over the world have to mountains. The Swiss Alpine Museum encourages its visitors to act and provides a venue for both communication and reflection. A network of several local museums throughout the Alpine region also benefits from our knowhow.

The Swiss Alpine Museum is the "Embassy of the Alps" in the capital city of Switzerland. Its location in the capital emphasizes the museum’s Switzerland-wide responsibility to be a platform of topics for everyone: for city dwellers, people from the suburbs and those living in the mountains, German- and French-speaking Swiss, for tourists from Switzerland and abroad, for conservationists and people for whom the mountains are primarily a place to spend their free time, for school classes and groups of adults. The museum is located where stakeholders from politics, professional associations, NGOs and the economy meet to discuss and dispute their causes. And at the same time, Berne is the gateway to the touristic top destinations of the Bernese Oberland and the Valais.

The Swiss Alpine Museum’s potential has not been exhausted yet – it can be further utilized and developed thanks to the commitment of both public and private partners.



Natural History Museum - Oslo - Norway

The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here.
A selection of specimens are on display for the general public.
The Botanical Garden, part of the Museum, is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.


Vigeland Museum - Oslo - Norway

The Vigeland Museum is the sculpture museum of Oslo. Our responsibilites and ambitions are two-folded. The Museum is dedicated to Gustav Vigeland. The main responsibilities is to take care of the heritage of Gustav Vigeland towards the public, and to preserve this for the coming generations. The majority of the Museum's exhibition space is a presentation of Vigeland's oeuvre.

In addition to this, the Museum's ambition is to be the most interesting venue for presenting art within the three dimenional field. Since starting with temporary exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, the Museum has, over the recent years, become more focused on this specific kind of art, i.e. sculpture and installation, and video based art. The Museum puts an emphasis on presenting a variety of these artistic expressions, and striving to keep it on a high qualitative level.



Kon-Tiki Museum - Oslo - Norway

Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki raft crewmember Knut Haugland were behind  the initiativ to build the Kon-Tiki Museum. Knut Haugland was the driving force in running and developing the museum. De was director of the museum for more than 40 years, many of them on his spare time. Internationally famous for his daring contribution during the 2. World War, Knut Haugland understood his work as contribution towards reconciliation and understanding across cultural and political boundaries. People from all parts of the world have visited the museum to see the exhibitions.
The Kon-Tiki Museum has undergone several phases of construction. When the museum received its first visitors on 15th May 1950 it was a simple wooden building.
So many people wanted to see the Kon-Tiki raft that it became necessary to build a more permanent building. This was compleeted in 1957. The Kon-Tiki raft was sent on a tour around Europe to help finance the new museum. The cities it visited included Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. In the late 1970, after Thor Heyerdahl`s expeditions across the Atlantic with RA and RA II in 1969/1970, the museum was extended to allso include Ra II.
The Kon-Tiki Museum is a privately funded non-profit organization without government funding. Countless famous people have visited the museum over the years, including HM Queen Elisabeth II, HM the King of Thailand, President Eisehower, President Clinton and Bill Gates with his family



Munch Museum - Oslo - Norway

Edvard Munch himself initiated a discussion about a future Munch Museum with Jens Thiis, the director of the National Gallery, back in 1927. The City of Oslo made its decision to build a Munch Museum in 1946. Discussions about where to locate it started from day one. Should it be placed in the Vigeland Park in the Frogner District or downtown behind the Royal Palace? Or maybe it should be built at Grünerløkka, where the artist had spent important years of his childhood?
In the mid-1950s the Oslo City Council decided to build the museum in Tøyen in eastern Oslo. In May 1963, a hundred years after the artist's birth, the museum opened in architects Gunnar Fougner and Einar Myklebust's – by contemporary standards – very modern building.

An increasing number of visitors come to the museum and additional space is needed in order to exhibit more of the collection. The Munch Museum has long outgrown its current premises. In May 2013, after years of debate, the Oslo City Council voted to build a new Munch Museum in Bjørvika in the Oslo's harbour area, close to the Opera. Spanish architects Herreros Arquitectos won the design competition and the new museum will be completed in 2019.



Fram Museum - Oslo - Norway

The museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of Oslo and is easily reached by bus or, in the summer season, by ferry from the City Hall quayside. Our closest neighbours are the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. The Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum are within 15 minutes walk. The Bygdøy peninsula is therefore popularly known as the museum peninsula. Bygdøy is one of Oslo´s main places to go.
The area itself is an attraction with, among other things, its rich hiking and recreational areas and the opportunities it provides for swimming in the sea. It is also home to His Majesty the King´s summer residence, Kongsgården.

The number of visitors has varied from 18 000 the year it opened down to 5000 during World War Two 1940-1945. After the war the number of visitors increased annually, and in 2009 we achieved the current record of 286 155 visitors. On August 5th 1999, the member of total visitors reached 10 million.
The main exhibition in the Fram building has explanatory texts in ten languages and describes the three great Fram expeditions.
You can enjoy a northern lights show every 20 minutes from the main deck of the Fram. In the activity centre behind the ship you can test your strength and accuracy.
In June 2013 we inaugurated our new Gjøa building, which is connected to the Fram with an underground tunnel. The centerpiece here is Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the whole of the Northwest Passage. There are brand new historical exhibitions on the expeditions of Gjøa and Maud, of the airplanes N24 and N25 as well as of the airship Norge, John Franklin's legendary expedition and those of Henry Larsen and Eivind Astrup.
We also present current issues facing the High North such as polar bears, ice melting, gas and oil etc. There is a 116 seats cinema showing a polar introduction movie every fifteen minutes.
Temporary exhibitions are made continually on different polar issues. In both buildings as well as in the tunnel, you will find objects from the different expeditions.




Museum of Cycladic Art - Athens - Greece

Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.



National Museum of Contemporary Art, - Athens - Greece

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) began its operation in 2000. Permanent home of the Museum is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Ave., the reconstruction of which was completed in February 2014. The building occupies 18.142 sqm. on a 3.123 sqm surface.
The Museum's collection is formed around a very important nucleus of works by Greek and foreign artists, such as Stephen Antonakos, Constantin (Dikos) Byzantios, Vlassis Caniaris, Chryssa, Mona Hatoun, Gary Hill, Emily Jacir, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Nikos Kessanlis, Jannis Kounellis, Shirin Neshat, Lucas Samaras, Costas Tsoclis, Bill Viola, a.o, which is constantly enriched.