Online and distance groups
The Virtual Excursions project connects the Gallery to classrooms and young learners from all over Australia and beyond via videoconferencing. So wherever you are, you can participate in live, fully-interactive learning programs and virtual excursions aligned with the National Curriculum. All our digital programs encourage participants to explore new ideas and ways of seeing, and to respond creatively, in order to understand and appreciate Australian history, people and art.
The Virtual Excursions project is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.
How does it work?
Virtual Excursions are 45-minute, standalone learning programs in which your group has sole access to a Gallery learning facilitator in a 1-to-1 videoconference. Current programs on offer are listed below.
You can connect with your:
- Videoconferencing system – e.g. Polycom, Tandberg or similar;
- Classroom PC or Mac with connected webcam and microphone;
- Mobile device(s) – e.g. iPads, Android tablets.
Once you’ve made a booking, the Gallery will email you an information pack including more detailed program notes and instructions on how to connect.
Bookings & contacts
To make a booking, please go to the bookings page and choose Livestream learning from the program list. In 'Special requirements' please state 'Virtual Excursions'.
We welcome any general enquiries, or discussions regarding specific content for programs. Please contact the digital learning coordinator Alana Sivell (02) 6102 7060.
Browse the list of virtual excursions on offer below and to select a particular program please state the program name in the 'Special Requirements' field on the bookings page.
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
Photography (Years 7 to 10)
What makes a captivating photographic portrait? Examine a range of historic photographic portraits in our collection through to contemporary works featured in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017. Examine the photographers’ approaches and learn some techniques to take your portrait photos to the next level!