On Its 130th Anniversary, Art Gallery of South Australia Unveils $3.6 Million Refurbishment


ADELAIDE.- The Art Gallery of South Australia opened the doors to the newly refurbished Elder Wing of Australian Art on Saturday 18 June, following a ten month, $3.6 million refurbishment. The opening marked the 130th anniversary of the Gallery for which over $5 million in gifts has been received. Modernised to meet international museum standards in lighting and environmental control, the Elder Wing’s interior has been refurbished to reinstate it as perhaps Australia’s most beautiful museum interior. “Visitors will have a different sense of the Gallery from the moment they enter from North Terrace. The refurbished vestibule and Elder Wing have now taken on a more contemporary feel but one which still honours the building heritage,” said Art Gallery of South Australia, Director