National Portrait Gallery Needs You (To Help Beat New Zealand)

Heather Lansdowne 2 June 2014 5

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at the National Portrait Gallery? It’s a place full of very serious individuals who would never be caught having fun or busting out funky dance moves…

Or would they?

Today, the National Portrait Gallery need your support to help them get through to the third round of an international #museumdanceoff. That’s right people, it’s a dance-off for cultural institutions around the world, instigated by none other than

The dance clip starts in the security control room, where a security guard is kicking-back drinking a cuppa until something on the security camera stops him mid-sip. A fun and funky mash-up of dance moves by various NPG staff members ensues, featuring art handlers rolling around on dollies and A-frames, the visitor services crew getting jiggy in a freight lift, and newly appointed Director, Angus Trumble, leading staff in a choreographed routine across the Gordon Darling Hall. Filmed in their spare time to Janelle Monae’s Tightrope, the NPG staff have succeeded in pulling together a video so catchy it makes you want to jump up from your own office chair and bust some moves.

The NPG are the only Australian entrant, which means today’s voting boils down to a matter of national pride. The gallery is up against the Otago Museum in New Zealand, who have put together a dance number to Iggy Azalea’s Fancy. To vote, jump onto (voting closes 10pm tonight).

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5 Responses to National Portrait Gallery Needs You (To Help Beat New Zealand)
gemini7507 gemini7507 9:13 pm 02 Jun 14

No way Masquara- the NPG guys had far bigger numbers of people involved overall, had bigger groups for coordinated dancing, more locations, more interesting sets (although the Otago boat was pretty cute), plus a couple of hotties, and to get the director on board too- NPG deserves to win!

Masquara Masquara 7:28 pm 02 Jun 14

Sorry! Otago knocked the NPG out of the park. NZ got my vote!

astrojax astrojax 4:36 pm 02 Jun 14

also voted – yay team, tres funky… 😉

Fashion Fashion 9:44 am 02 Jun 14

theword said :


Thanks! Can’t let the Kiwis beat us!!!

theword theword 9:10 am 02 Jun 14

VOTED! Come on Canberra – get behind the National Portrait Gallery in the museum dance off.

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