More galleries fall victim to the virus

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The National Portrait Gallery

THE National Portrait Gallery is closed until further notice. This also means the postponement of its international exhibition, “Love Stories” from the National Portrait Gallery in London, which was due to open on June 20. But the collection remains open at

CANBERRA Repertory Society (REP) says it will cease productions until the bans are lifted, meaning that the planned productions of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Governor’s Family” had to halt. But, says one director, they are postponed not cancelled and REP will rise again.

THE National Library of Australia building has been closed to visitors until further notice.

CANBERRA Museum and Gallery will be closed from today (March 24) until further notice. This will also be the case for its sister organisation, ACT Historic Places, which manages Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

THE Art Gallery of New South Wales has closed to the public until further notice.

THE Sydney Eisteddfod Board has just announced the decision to cancel this year’s competition.

WATSON Arts Centre, whose exhibition “The Chef and the Potter” was reviewed by “CityNews” yesterday, is now closed.

BUT the National Film and Sound Archive says it’s always open online and will be adding new content to the website every fortnight at



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