The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is responsible for the collection, preservation, promotion, and sharing of a broad range of national and internationally significant artworks. Home to the most valuable masterpieces in Australia, the national collection comprises over 155,000 works of art, including the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works.


MBM has been engaged by the NGA to support the implementation of an Asset Management Improvement Plan (AMIP), addressing several “vulnerable assets” and assisting with the application of a whole of life asset management improvement philosophy. The two-stage process included eight separate project scopes and aimed to improve the management of the NGA’s building, infrastructure, and asset base.


The scope of services provided by MBM includes:

  • A review of existing NGA data and information
  • Planning and facilitating stakeholder workshops
  • A review of the current state of asset management against contemporary industry practice (ISO 55001) including a gap analysis and maturity assessment
  • Identification of improvement opportunities with recommendations for a step-change improvement in asset management
  • Development of 8 x separate but interrelated project scopes by way of an AMIP
  • Implementation management of the AMIP following endorsement by the NGA executive


Justin Noakes, Director of MBM’s Advisory division and a leader in Asset Management said we are pleased to be supporting the NGA in their mission to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in the lives of citizens. MBM’s asset management plan ensures the physical premises are safe and befitting of the calibre of the National Gallery’s collection and reputation. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the NGA”.


The MBM team brings significant experience in the arts and culture sector, and is well equipped to develop a clear, fact-based approach to asset strategy and planning. The overall outcome will be a structured improvement of the NGA’s asset management framework, systems, processes, and delivery of asset management to support the institute’s long-term strategic objectives.


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