Archive and Collection

National Art School Archive and Collection was officially unveiled in April 2015 as part of the $8.7 million dollar Postgraduate Centre refurbishment.

The new climate controlled centre, managed by Historian and Archivist Deborah Beck, is home to the National Art School’s significant art collection and archive of over 4000 items dating back to 1760, which includes works of art on paper, paintings, prints, sculptures, archival material as well as artefacts relating to history of the site as a Gaol. The collection performs a major role within NAS, both as a teaching resource and historical record.

The Archive and Collection is open by appointment only.


Deborah Beck, Archivist and Historian
+61 2 9339 8674