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Transcript 1168

FOR PRESS: P.M.NO. 75/1965 NATIONAL ART GALLERY COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY STATMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER , SIR ROBERT MENZIES

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Menzies, Robert

Period of Service: 19/12/1949 to 26/01/1966

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Release Date: 10/10/1965

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 1168

FOR PRESS P. M. No, 76/ 1965
NATIONAL IRT GALLERY COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY
Statement by tha Prime Minister, Sir Robert Mnnzies
The Prime Minister today made a further statement
about the Cmmittee inauiring into the establishment of a
National Art Gallery in Canberra whose appointment he recently
announced. He said that as promise, two sonior Public
cervants had now been depated to assist the Commihtee: they
were Mr. J. W. Overall, the National C. antal
Dwelu pent Commissioner and Mr. A. L. Moore, Assistant
Secretary, Prime Minister's Department.
The Prime Minister said the Committee had begun
its investigation and was prepared to receive sunestionAr
from oeryons cr organisations interested in the develoDment
of a hational art gallery in Cunberra. In the first ihstance
these -uestions should be made in writing t-the Secretgry,
Nationalfrt Gallery Committee of Inquir Prove Minister
Department Ganberra. It was desirable Tat i.-c. isions so;' uld
reach the hccretary not later than the Oth of hcvember,
CANBERRA Octoter, 1965.
BACKGROUND NOTE The terms of reference of the Committee are
" To report on the proposal for a Nutional
Art Gallery with particular reference to the fUnctions
of such a galler and the method of control, the
anccmmodation ani the staff to carry out these
functions." The members of the Committee are
Sir Dr 1 Lindsay Chairman
Mr. R. ampbell, of Adelaide
Mr. W. A. Dargie, O. B. E. of Melbourne
Mr. Russell Drysdale; and
Mr. Douglas Pratt, O. B. E. buth of Sydney,
all the above being members of the Commonwealth Ar..
Advisory Board, and four others
Mr. H. Basten, Vice-Chancellor of the Univorsimy;
of Adelaide
Professor J. Burke, O. BE., Professor of Fine krts at the
Unr.. versity of M. tl cuzne
Mr. Tristan Buesst of Melbourne
Mr. J. O. Fairfax of Sydney.

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