MGA is changing its name and focus to become the Museum of Australian Photography, the preeminent national institution dedicated to championing Australian photography.

The gallery’s original collection spanned all types of visual art, including but not limited to paintings, sculpture and photography. However, with no other institutions in the country dedicating their knowledge and expertise exclusively to the collection of Australian photography, a resolve was made to solely concentrate on this art form which was both ground-breaking and a first of its kind in Australia. The new focus makes it one of the most culturally significant photography institutions in the country as well as an integral part of the City of Monash’s vision of a city that celebrates and advocates for the arts and creative industries.

MAPh will officially launch its rebrand on Sunday 19 March 2023 at 12:00pm, with an art appreciation and family fun day event at the gallery. This is a free community event and open to the public. Click here to visit the gallery’s website for more information.