The Opening of the Australian National Gallery by Her Majesty the Queen: http://bit.ly/1xUfvJ2
(provided by the NGA Research Library and Archive)
On 12 October 1982, after almost ten years of construction, the Gallery was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. This ABC produced video documents its construction, the royal ceremony, including an opening address by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and an exclusive interview with the Gallery’s first director, James Mollison.
This video was originally on U-matic tapes and has been digitised by the NGA Research Library and Archive for preservation and access purposes. It examples our need to save audio-visual treasures in order to maintain and strengthen our cultural and historical identity. To learn more about the history of the National Gallery building, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/NGABuilding#flashback #library #building #abc #archives