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Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1920s

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1920s

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery occupied this building (middle of the photo, in front of the railway tracks) from 1907 to 1927, when it was sold to the Otago Settlers' Association for a museum. Before it moved into this building, the art collection was displayed in various different venues, but by the turn of the 20th century donors had become dissatisfied with this situation and were beginning to withdraw works lent for display. Fundraising for a permanent gallery began in 1900 and it opened on 26 September 1907.

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Otago Daily Times
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Roger Blackley, 'Art galleries and collections - 19th-century collections and galleries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42079/dunedin-public-art-gallery-1920s (accessed 17 January 2021)

Story by Roger Blackley, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 8 Aug 2016