Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu announces leadership duo for the National Gallery of Victoria

MELBOURNE.- Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu today announced the appointment of Mr Tony Ellwood as the new Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, and the re-appointment of Mr Allan Myers AO QC as President of the NGV Council of Trustees. Mr Baillieu said that after a national and international search, Tony Ellwood had been appointed to succeed long-serving NGV Director Dr Gerard Vaughan. Mr Ellwood will begin his new role on 1 August 2012. “I am delighted to welcome Tony Ellwood back to Victoria to lead Australia’s oldest public art gallery in this new chapter of its distinguished history,” Mr Baillieu said. Currently Director of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Mr Ellwood served as Deputy Director of the NGV from 2000 to 2007, with a focus on international art, education and