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"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." Edward Everett

Education BlogSpace

The National Portrait Gallery's Education blog is a space for teachers, educators and students to discuss topics related to identity, education, art and of course all things portrait-related.  Anyone can read the blog topics and associated comments, however to participate in BlogSpace users must register.  To sign up for the education blog please click here. 

Headspace Project

This blog topic is a space for teachers, educators, students and NPG staff to discuss the Headspace Project - the annual theme, ways of ways of exploring it as well as the experience of participating in it.


  What does Self Identities - making connections mean? Wed 12th November 2008 10.13am   12 comment(s)

  Resources Thu 5th March 2009 4.48pm   11 comment(s)

  Headspace 9: Events Mon 14th September 2009 5.05pm   6 comment(s)

  Headspace 10 Fri 4th December 2009 3.09pm   8 comment(s)

  Headspace 10 Exploring the theme Self/Reflections Mon 22nd March 2010 1.10pm   9 comment(s)

Round Table: Celebrating Visual Arts Education

This topic is a place to advance discussion on the future direction of visual art education.


  Visual Arts in Education Fri 28th November 2008 1.26pm   7 comment(s)

  ACT Visual Arts educators network Thu 10th June 2010 8.39am   7 comment(s)

Exhibitions, News, Events

Have you just seen a show you think others should know about? Are you working on a project you think other schools might be interested in? Share your news about student exhibitions and events from around Australia.


  Exhibitions Tue 3rd March 2009 10.44pm   6 comment(s)

  Events Thu 5th March 2009 4.14pm   3 comment(s)

Portrait Encounters

Capturing highlights from gallery talks, lectures, previews and public encounters with portraits from the collection.


  Words and Pictures Fri 4th December 2009 3.44pm   1 comment(s)

  GET Educational Tours - Professional Learning Day in Canberra - National Portrait Gallery Mon 7th December 2009 5.07pm   1 comment(s)

National Portrait Gallery Exhibitions

Have your say about National Portrait Gallery exhibitions now-on-view.


  Present Tense Mon 31st May 2010 4.23pm   0 comment(s)

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