Story: Arts funding and support

Academy of Fine Arts selection committee, 1956

Academy of Fine Arts selection committee, 1956

The selection committee of the Academy of Fine Arts is shown voting in 1956 for artworks to be included in its annual exhibition. The Academy pushed for a National Art Gallery, which was established in 1936 and was for many years housed in the Dominion Museum building in Buckle Street, Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1956/2170-F

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Martin Durrant, 'Arts funding and support - Government’s developing role', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Martin Durrant, published 22 Oct 2014