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Temporary building closure

The National Portrait Gallery building will undergo renovation works from the 23rd of April until September in 2019.

The National Portrait Gallery building will undergo renovation works from the 23rd of April until September in 2019 to allow scheduled work to be completed. The repairs will fix multiple issues, some stemming from the original construction work, and others that have been identified since, including leaks which became apparent after heavy rains in 2016.

During the temporary closure the Gallery will focus on its travelling exhibitions program. Some portraits from the Gallery’s collection will be also displayed at other venues in Canberra.

The Gallery will reopen at the end of September in 2019 with the inaugural $75,000 Darling Portrait Prize exhibition.