New pass takes students to a world of art

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UC announces a “cultural pass” to get students immersed in the arts… from left, Natasha Bullock from NGA, UC students Stewart Weigan and Maddy George with Dr Tracy Ireland.

ARTS and design students starting out at the University of Canberra this year will have the chance to immerse themselves into the world of art and history with UC’s “Cultural Pass”, it was announced this morning (February 13) at the National Gallery of Australia.

The university has teamed up with leading cultural institutions to give new students the chance to immerse themselves in the world of art, history and discovery. The pass will allow students studying in related areas to broaden their horizons and utilise the educational tools available in Canberra.

The $15 pass will give students access to institutions like the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian War Memorial, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Library of Australia — and they’ll be able to attend exclusive events and receive priority and discounted access to ticketed events.

NGA’s curatorial and programs assistant director Natasha Bullock says: “We hope that by making art and artists accessible we can inspire our future cultural leaders and enrich their learning experience.”

Dean of The Faculty of Arts and Design’s dean, Prof Jason Bainbridge, says the pass is a benefit that could only be found in the nation’s capital.

“With Canberra being home to so many national institutions, this pass is one of the unique perks of studying here,” he says.

Commencing arts and design students can access a UC “Cultural Pass” at


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