The National Gallery of Victoria, (NGV) popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest public art museum in Australia.
The NGV Collection encompasses treasures from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and pre-Columbian period, in addition to an Oceanic gallery dedicated to the indigenous cultures of the Pacific area. There are nearly 16,000 international prints and drawings, a distinguished array of European and Asian decorative arts, and a gallery spaced dedicated to 4,000 works representing the art of Asia.
The NGV is located at 180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006 and is easy walking distance from Rydges Melbourne Hotel or via any tram on Swanston Street heading south.