ABOUT THIS BOOK
Culture Heist breaks the silence about the conflict at the heart of our much-loved cultural institutions – the struggle between the public good and the forces of corporatisation.
In 2013 the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced the most ambitious museum expansion plan in Australian history. Four years later the funds have not materialised, while disquiet has grown about changes in the Gallery and the impact of spending cuts.
Culture Heist is an insider’s account, with implications for art lovers and museum-goers everywhere. It invites the broadest discussion to address the issues facing the arts in Australia and explore ways to protect great public institutions.
Published by Brandl & Schlesinger May 2017
With a Foreword by former Judge of the NSW Supreme Court, The Hon David Levine AO, RFD, QC