Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia’s great art collections. This outstanding collection of over 38,000 works of art comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works and includes one of the most important collections of Indigenous art as well as the only dedicated Islamic gallery space in Australia. The collection spans the period from ancient Rome to the present day, and includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery, and furniture. Works of art are displayed by both culture and medium, providing visitors with an historical and cultural framework with which to view them. The mission of the Gallery is to serve the South Australian and wider communities by providing access to original works of art of the highest quality. Through its permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and other public programs, the Art Gallery seeks to foster, promote and enhance understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.