WAG is the fifth oldest public art collection in Australia. The depth
of the collection rejects the 133 years that it has taken to assemble
the more than 2,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings,
decorative arts, cultural material and public art acquired since
In addition to favourite pieces that many like to revisit, the
exhibition includes new acquisitions on display for the first time
including a Japanese Samurai armour from the (1602–1867) Edo
period recently completed through the help of local David
McKenzie who sourced a facemask and sword while travelling in
The Menpo facemask was worn by both Samurai warriors
and their feudals, it covers the face from the nose to the chin and
helps to secure a top heavy helmet. The accompanying Shaku Edojidai

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