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Culture Heist: Art Versus Money

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  •  Culture Heist: Art Versus Money
    Title: Culture Heist: Art Versus Money
    Author: WHITE JUDITH
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Imprint: BRANDL & SCHLESINGER
    Price: $29.95
    Publishing status: Active

    A much-loved cultural institution facing a cost-cutting government, a board dominated by the big end of town, and a management fixated on an ambitious building project. It’s a true story. Culture Heist lifts the veil on what goes on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Judith White worked there for 12 years and gives an insider’s account, with implications for art lovers and museum-goers everywhere. Culture Heist invites the broadest discussion to address the issues facing the arts in Australia and explore ways to protect its great public institutions.


    “A visit to a great art gallery leaves one with as sense of indelible wonder. Judith White dances through the great times of AGNSW and warns us of its existential threats — dwindling public funding and testosterone inspired expansion plans.” Graeme Wood, philanthropist

    “Judith White has written with first hand experience and passion about the centrality of every society’s need for a vibrant artistic culture.” Professor Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO Governor of NSW


    “An insider’s account of how the self-interest of big business can strangle our key cultural bodies. A must read for all those who treasure the arts.” Colleen Ryan, former editor of The Australian Financial Review





    ISBN: 9780994429759
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