n De Arte - Art Bank Joburg (June 2006-July 2008) : collecting and curating




As far back as June 1996 a White Paper was published by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), suggesting the Art Bank model for South Africa. The Art Bank initiative was further sparked by a visit from the then Minister of Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, Dr. Ben Ngubane, to Ottawa in 2000, when Victoria Henry, Director of the Canadian Art Bank, introduced the Art Bank concept to him during a formal lunch. He was immediately taken with the idea and the value of this kind of support for artists.


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