Visit our newly refurbished Asian art galleries dedicated to displaying the art and culture of Chinese, Japanese and South and Southeast Asia.
Thanks to the support of the Felton Bequest, The Art Foundation of Victoria, the Supporters of Asian Art and many generous donors, the NGV’s Asian Art collection has grown to be one of the most revered collections in Australia.
The NGV has been collecting Asian art since 1862. The Asian Art collection reflects the rich diversity of Asia’s artistic traditions as well as artistic, cultural and spiritual links brought about by cross-cultural contacts and interactions. Our Asian Art collection holds almost 5,000 works dating from the second millennium BC to the twenty-first century. Media represented include paintings, calligraphy, prints, bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, lacquer, jade, glass, furniture, textiles and video.
The redesign has allowed for distinct areas to be dedicated to Chinese, Japanese and South and Southeast Asian art.