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A volume of interviews recorded with keepers of national collections from 1989-2010. Explores aspects of conservation, collection development, and profile of the institution with the general culture.The first edition of Curators and Collections, published in 1997 with further editions to 2004, was based on interviews and features in the quarterly review: Cv Journal of Art and Crafts (1988-92). Cv Journal recorded the launch of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1991, the construction of Tate Modern in 1997, as well as exploring special collections at The National Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, British Museum and Royal Photographic Society Bath. The book also contained a comprehensive guide to public and private collections in England, Scotland and Wales, which is revised and updated in this volume.The arena of the arts has radically transformed in the intervening years, with a tremendous growth in audiences for contemporary art. The study recognises the important role of private foundations and the activity of curators and gallerists in their independent initiatives.
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