Tuesday, July 8, 2008

State Art Collection – Acquisition Policy 2007 - 2011

The State Art Collection increases the knowledge and appreciation of the art of the world for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of the people of Western Australia. The Collection aspires to be the best public art collection in the State and the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art. The Collection provides primary access to art, heritage and ideas locally, regionally and internationally now and for future generations. The acquisition policy provides the direction for all purchases, gifts and loans to the Collection.

The priority is to expand the principal strength of the Collection – art with a central theme of human habitation in the environment. These Stories of Habitation encompass works of art across all areas of the Collection, and embrace the subject of human habitation, endeavour, beliefs and cultural critique. Through Stories of Habitation the Collection builds dialogues to support visitor engagment with the art of Western Australia and the art of the world.

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