My remarks in this paper will fall under three main headings. First, I shall enquire in a general way concerning the relation between the state and contemporary art. Then I shall discuss the special position of museums and galleries in regard to the preservation of the art of the past. Finally, I shall have something to say about the financial problems involved. Throughout these divisions the discussion will be directed specifically to the relation between the state and the visual arts. But much of what I have to say in the first and last sections has relevance to the relation of the state to art and learning in general.
KeywordsFree Society Main Heading National Gallery Educational Function Private Demand
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