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250,000 and Counting! Masterpieces from Paris Breaks National Gallery of Australia Attendance Record

CANBERRA.- “Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond Today” welcomed its 250,000th visitor, breaking the National Gallery of Australia’s previous exhibition visitation record of 241,770 set by the Rubens and the Italian Renaissance exhibition in 1992. “We are thrilled to have achieved our visitation target for Masterpieces from Paris. We have seen an average of 3000 people a day experience the exhibition,” said Ron Radford AM, Director of the National Gallery. “With 6 weeks remaining until the exhibition closes on 5 April 2010, I encourage anyone who hasn’t made it to the National Gallery of Australia to plan your visit now. The best time to visit is after 2pm on weekdays. On Fridays and Saturdays we recommend visitors take advantage of late night openings,” Ron Radford said. Ron Radford personally welcomed the 250 000th visitor to the exhibition. “The ACT Government is pr