How Canberra's national institutions plan to keep vital collections safe if fires hit

Jasper Lindell
Updated February 8 2020 - 8:39am, first published February 2 2020 - 4:30am

Speaking off the top of her head, National Portrait Gallery director Karen Quinlan says Howard Arkley's 1999 portrait of musician Nick Cave is the painting she would whisk away to safety if a bushfire threatened the gallery.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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