Dr. Cynthia Freeland

Notes on Chapter 4, Money, Markets, Museums

Museums' Purposes

Collect work of highest quality
Preserve, study, educate
Civilize the masses
Promote enjoyment

Hidden (or not-so-hidden)
Celebrate national power and domination
Memorialize the rich
Provide proof of good taste
Reflect interests (either dominant and mainstream or partisan and minority)
Whitewash tarnished corporate images
Promote corporate public relations
Grease the wheels of international business and relations

Changes in Museum (or High Culture) Funders
Royalty and aristocrats
Wealthy industrialists or philanthropists (Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, Mellon, Getty, de Menil, Gates)
Foreign governments

Art Against Money

October 19, 1999

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