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The National Gallery of Victoria will open for seven days a week from October 2015 following record-breaking attendance in 2014-15. Making the announcement today, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said close to 2.3 million people visited the NGV in the 2014-15 financial year, an increase of almost 12 per cent from 2013-14. From October, both the NGV International on Melbourne’s St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia at Federation Square will remain open seven days a week for the first time since 2005. 2014-15 was a blockbuster year for the NGV with the Australian-exclusive exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier attracting more than 226,000 visitors and becoming the NGV’s most successful summer contemporary exhibition on record. The exhibition included sold out public programs including the popular Friday Nights music series, which was attended by 31,000 people. The number of chil

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