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Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

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The National Gallery of Australia's Summer Exhibition
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace is the National Gallery of Australia's epic summer exhibition, with period artworks travelling from France for this exhibition for the very first time. There will be more than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture items, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens. There will also be small personal items such as the precious golden reliquary which belonged to Louis XIV's mother and Marie Antoinette's hand-crafted chair and harp. There will also be large scale artworks including a six-metre tapestry from the most important Gobelins series ever produced for Louis XIV.

As well as the exhibition, there will also be music performances, children's programs and public events for all ages. This exhibition runs between December 9th 2016 - April 17th 2017. See the NGA website for all the details.

* Image from the National Gallery of Australia website.
after Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
Queen Marie-Antoinette 1783
oil on canvas, on loan from the Palace of Versailles Photo
Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Gérard Blot
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Why? A must see exhibition for all art lovers
Phone: 02 6240 6411
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra,
Cost: From Adult $27, Concession/Student $25, Children under 16 free with a paying adult.
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