Frequently Asked Questions
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+ How do I get my work exhibited at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas?
All work exhibited at the museum is selected by curators for specific exhibitions. If an artist wishes to introduce their work to the curators feel free to send an email to [email protected] containing samples of your work, a resumé and contact information for review by the NAGB curatorial team.
+ Can the NAGB evaluate your work?
No. The NAGB can put you in touch with professional art evaluators. Please email [email protected] to inquire.
+ Can I rent the facilities for personal art exhibitions?
+ How can I get my work into the National Collection?
The NAGB accepts items into the National Collection on recommendation of its Acquisitions Committee. The object can be acquired by various means including (but not limited to) gift, grant, deed, or purchase.
+ Do we sell art supplies?
No. Here is a link to Art Supply stores in Nassau (click)
FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
+ Is there parking?
Yes, we have secure parking on the premises.
+ How do I book a tour?
Contact Blake Fox at [email protected]
+ What amenities does the museum provide and how accessible is the building?
The site provides 24-hour security and safe parking. Wifi is also available for our visitors. The NAGB is one of the few buildings in Downtown Nassau that is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
+ Why is there a cost for workshops?
The workshop charge contributes to defraying the cost of retaining the instructor and for workshop supplies, which are not included in our annual allocated budget.
+ Do exhibitions presented at the museum travel to the family islands or abroad?
The museum has arranged travelling exhibitions in partnership with institutions abroad and annually travels exhibitions across the Family Islands, the region and internationally.
+ Can the public borrow easels?
Yes. Rental fees for easels $3/day. The NAGB doesn’t offer delivery of easels.
+ Is work for sale at the Gallery?
Despite our name, the NAGB is a museum is not a commercial gallery space. The work on display is rarely available for sale; on some occasions, an artist or their estate may be contacted with an inquiry and the NAGB would facilitate in the exchange. See a list of commercial galleries on New Providence. See a list of commercial galleries on New Providence.
+ How would I go about donating a piece to the National Collection?
Donations are reviewed through the same process as all forms of acquisitions. Potential donors are asked to contact the Chief Curator and Director who will gather the information and discuss the potential of the work with the Acquisitions Committee. The committee will decide whether to accept the work into the collection and the terms.
+ How can I acquire a work for the National Collection in honor/memory of an individual?
Please contact the chief curator at [email protected]
+ Are there other local collections in The Bahamas?
There are several public and private collections in The Bahamas. We work closely and draw heavily from The D’Aguilar Art Foundation and the Dawn Davies Collection for the development of exhibitions, locally and internationally.