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Mr Sidney Myer AM appointed inaugural President of the National Portrait Gallery’s Foundation

12 March 2015
Archived media releases 2015

Dr Helen Nugent AO, Chairman, National Portrait Gallery Board announced today the appointment of Mr Sidney Myer AM as the inaugural President of the newly established National Portrait Gallery Foundation.

Gordon and Marilyn Darling

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Dr Helen Nugent AO

The Board

Governance & Board

The Board oversees the Gallery's strategic directions, objectives and governance.

Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.

Foundation

Our team

Chaired by Sid Myer AM, the National Portrait Gallery Foundation aims to grow a dynamic culture of giving such that donations and support may sustain ambitious Gallery projects into the future.

Sid Myer AM

Foundation Members

Foundation

Chairman Mr Sid Myer AM, Mrs Marilyn Darling AC, Mr Tim Fairfax AC, Mr John Liangis, Dr Helen Nugent AO, Mr Ross Adler AC, Mr Tim Bednall and Nigel Satterley AM.

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill

Top of the pops to golden guitars

General content

The Seekers, John Farnham and Lee Kernaghan

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Sid Myer AM

Foundation members announced

18 May 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The newly-established National Portrait Gallery Foundation met for its inaugural meeting last Friday 15 May in Canberra.

In their own words

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In their own words is an audio-guide with a difference. We let the portraits of these remarkable Australians speak for themselves.

Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.

Foundation

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The Foundation encourages gifts, donations, bequests and legacies in service of the Gallery's mission.

Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares, 2018

by Cherry Hood
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Announcing.... In their own words

24 November 2020
Media

Inspiring Australians tell their own stories in a unique new gallery audio tour, developed in collaboration with the National Library of Australia.

Michelle Simmons

Michelle Simmons, 2018

by Selina Ou
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

Inside Heide’s lives

It's Complicated

Happiness to heartache

What the tree saw: David Foster

What the tree saw: David Foster, 2018

by Jacqui Stockdale
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

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