The objective of this audit is to assess whether the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and the Australian War Memorial (the Memorial) have implemented effective collections management practices.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • the role of governing councils in determining the strategic policies and directions to be followed to ensure the appropriate and effective management of collections; 
  • entity management in applying the priorities of the governing councils; and
  • the extent to which the NGA and the Memorial have implemented the relevant recommendations of ANAO Report No.59 2004–05 Safe and Accessible National Collections.