Singapore Airlines partners with Art Gallery of NSW on international flights for key personnel

Singapore Airlines partners with Art Gallery of NSW on international flights for key personnel
Edited by Travel Weekly

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced a new partnership with Singapore Airlines to support its broad and pertinent program of international art exhibitions and deliver a global exchange of cultural experiences.

    Singapore Airlines, voted Best Airline in Asia in Skytrax’s 2024 World Airline Awards, is partnering with the Art Gallery to provide international flights for key personnel involved in its program of international exhibitions.

    In 2024, the partnership is supporting the Art Gallery’s winter blockbuster exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau (on display until 22 September 2024), and the Sydney International Art Series 2024-25 exhibitions, Magritte (26 October 2024 – 9 February 2025) and Cao Fei: My City is Yours (30 November 2024 – 13 April 2025). In October, Singapore Airlines will bring the Magritte exhibition lenders to Sydney from Brussels via the airline’s new flight path from the Belgian capital, which they are proud to return to after more than 20 years.

    “Our partnership with Singapore Airlines, enables the Art Gallery to bring our international colleagues to Sydney to work directly with our curatorial team, supporting the delivery of unparalleled international art experiences for our growing audience of 2 million visitors annually. Already, one in five of our visitors is from overseas,” Brand said.

    The announcement coincides with Singapore Airlines increasing international flights to Australia, with Sydney benefiting from some of the additional 4,700 seats.

    “Singapore Airlines’ global network connecting Sydney with major cities across the globe ensures even more visitors can experience the best of Sydney’s vibrant arts and culture. We are proud to support one of the nation’s oldest and most celebrated cultural institutions and build on our legacy of support for the arts in Australia,’ Singapore Airlines regional vice president, Louis Arul. said.

    The partnership with the Art Gallery adds to Singapore Airlines’ deep engagement with the arts, since flights to Sydney commenced in 1967, as the official airline for Art Exhibitions Australia since 1988 and the West Australian Ballet since 1972.

    This year, the partnership will also support the Art Gallery Society’s series of International Study Tours, which are related to the Art Gallery’s exhibition program.

    The Art Gallery’s Society’s International Study Tours are intimate, guided travel experiences offering immersive experiences of art movements, artists and art forms in the cities where the artwork was created.

    The series begins in October with a tour to Brussels and Paris delving into the world of the Surrealists. A second tour in December will travel to Japan. Singapore Airlines will offer guests taking part in the Brussels and Paris tour a discount on economy, premium economy and business class flights on one of four flights offered per week to Brussels.

    Feature image: Singapore Airlines regional vice president Louis Arul, and Art Gallery of New South Wales director Michael Brand. Photo © AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins.

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