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National Portrait Gallery

Canberra, Australia

Canberra is in Australia’s Capital Territory; it is where you’ll find the capital of Australia! The National Portrait Gallery is a great museum located among some of the city’s finest buildings.

In December 2008, a large collection of portraits of prominent Australians were collected from Old Parliament House (The Museum of Australian Democracy) and another gallery. They were brought together to create what is now the National Portrait Gallery. 

The National Portrait Gallery building was designed by Johnson Pilton, after he won a international design competition. It is a large space, measuring 14,000 square meters! 

Today, you can wander the halls where a series of galleries showcase some of the most Prominent Australians from a number of fields, including politicians, pioneers, scientists and artists. There are over 400 portraits of individuals who have made Australia the nation it is today. 

The museum is free and is located near many other popular museums, so there are plenty of parking lots nearby.

Visit their official website to help plan your visit!

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