1. Research Library

        Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention Since the 1980s

        Chin-Tao Wu

        Verso 2003

        ISBN 9781859844724

      1. An analysis of the role of governments (particularly US and British) in imposing certain free market principles since the 1980s, consistent with neoliberalism, upon public art institutions and agencies. It charts a major shift over the past thirty yeas in the increasing prominence of public-private partnerships and museum funding, the phenomenon of museum board members donating their collections to public museums, corporate sponsorship and collecting, and the use of art as a form of ‘cultural capital’ for and legitimation by hedge fund billionaires and Russian oligarchs, etc.