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about the collections
NERAM is home to over 5,000 works of art including two collections that are the envy of major cultural institutions. The Howard Hinton and the Chandler Coventry Collections represent two of the most significant and extensive collections of Australian Art. NERAM has also been developing the NERAM collection of contemporary Australian Art.
The collections include works by Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen, Jeffrey Smart, Margaret Preston, John Coburn, Peter Booth, Elwyn Lynn, Richard Goodwin, John Beard and Ann Thomson amongst others.
As the focus of a significant cultural asset of the local and regional community, NERAM conducts a lively program of exhibitions, tours and special projects. Exhibitions that feature the Howard Hinton collection are curated for display at NERAM and for tour. Many exhibitions that include paintings and objects which tour nationally are also hosted at NERAM.
Over 40,000 people visit NERAM each year from all parts of Australia and from overseas. The collections are also an important educational tool for the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.