Glittering Cartier: The Exhibition opens this Friday
Today Academy-Award nominated Australian actress, Naomi Watts, was a special guest at the National Gallery of Australia to celebrate the launch of Cartier: The Exhibition. ‘It’s fantastic to be in Canberra to see this gorgeous exhibition,’ said Ms Watts. ‘It’s a beautiful show full of history and style that all Australians must see.’
Exhibition highlights include the tiara loaned to Catherine Middleton on her wedding day by Her Majesty The Queen, Grace Kelly’s engagement ring and Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby and diamond necklace. ‘We are proud to welcome these works of art – so many belonging to historic icons of film, stage and royalty – exclusively to Canberra,’ said Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister.
Described by Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director as ‘the most outstanding collection of important jewels Australia has ever seen’, Cartier: The Exhibition features exquisite necklaces, brooches, tiaras, watches and ornaments, alongside rarely seen archival drawings, photographs and ephemera.
Visitors can also discover the Cartier collection through a range of exciting Public Programs and unique Membership experiences.
Cartier: The Exhibition exclusive to Canberra opens Friday 30 March and runs until July 22