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. Eight years later, there is growing disquiet about the new construction, about the Gallery’s programs and the lack of ongoing funding, and about the State’s overall cultural requirements in the era of pandemics and economic crisis.
Culture Heist provides the background. An insider’s account, it has 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 the late former Judge of the NSW Supreme Court, The Hon David Levine AO, RFD, QC