Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series

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The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is an annual series of major exhibitions held over 100 days in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] Exhibits are sourced from galleries and institutions from around the world, and exhibited at Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The annual series held during the Melbourne Winter - between June and October.[1]

The objectives of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series are to:[1]

  • Attract national and international visitors to Victoria during what was traditionally the quieter tourism period.
  • Generate significant economic impact for the state
  • Generate significant national and international media exposure for Victoria

The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces have been credited with attracting 5 million visitors to Melbourne, and for injecting $400 million into the Victorian state economy.[2]

Exhibitions[edit]

Previous exhibition held from 2004, include:[1]

Melbourne Museum[edit]

National Gallery of Victoria[edit]

Australian Centre for the Moving Image[edit]

  • 2007 Pixar: 20 Years of Animation[4]
  • 2010 Tim Burton: The Exhibition[5]
  • 2012 Game Masters
  • 2013 Hollywood Costume
  • 2014 DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
  • 2015 David Bowie Is
  • 2017 Wallace & Gromit and friends: The magic of Aardman

Attendances[edit]

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Exhibitions by attendance[6]
Year Exhibition Attendance Exhibitor
2017 Van Gogh and the Seasons 462,262[7] National Gallery of Victoria
2016 Degas: A New Vision 197,500 National Gallery of Victoria
2015 Masterpieces from the Hermitage 172,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2015 David Bowie Is 199,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2014 Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court: Museo del Prado 153,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2014 DreamWorks Animation 220,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2013 Monet's Garden 343,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2013 Hollywood Costumes 204,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2012 Game Masters 103,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2012 Napoleon: Revolution to Empire 189,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2011 Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs 796,000 Melbourne Museum
2011 Vienna: Art and Design 172,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2010 European Masters: Stadel Collection 19th - 20th Centuries 200,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2010 Tim Burton: The Exhibition 276,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2009 A Day in Pompeii 333,000 Melbourne Museum
2009 Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire 333,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2008 Art Deco 1910-1939 241,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2007 Guggenheim Collection 1940's to Now 180,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2007 Pixar: 20 Years of Animation 147,000 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2006 Picasso: Love & War 1935 -1945 224,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2005 Dutch Masters from the Rijksmuseum 219,000 National Gallery of Victoria
2004 The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay 371,000 National Gallery of Victoria
Total 5,692,500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Creative Victoria - Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
  2. ^ Lambert, Catherine. "National Gallery of Victoria reveals Vincent van Gogh exhibition for 2017 winter masterpieces". Herald Sun. News Corporation. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ National Gallery of Victoria - European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century Archived 2010-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
  5. ^ Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Tim Burton: The Exhibition
  6. ^ "Melbourne Winter Masterpieces". Creative Victoria. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Record-Busting Van Gogh Draws Over 110,000 Tourists To Victoria". Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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