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What’s it worth to ya?

By wooster - 7 September 2011 16

In light of the new exhibition at the NGA and the good news from the War Memorial, the question must be asked:

In the case of a major loss to one of Canberra’s major cultural institutions, what is the Cth gov’t to do?  Should they re-build in the case of the destruction of the venerated National Library?; should they replace in the case the (highly controversial, at the time) Blue Poles were to be lost? should a lost VC be re-bought in the case of damage?

To those currently employed in said institutions, a false pessimism might overcome you, but fear not; this is the perfect opportunity to canvass the local community’s appetite for replacement and/or further development of the current stock, in light of the tight fiscal budget in which we all operate.

Over to you Rioters, and please, no parallels to ACT arts projects please…

Pip pip,

Betram (always on your side) W. Wooster

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16 Responses to
What’s it worth to ya?
Athryn 3:43 pm 07 Sep 11

If I’m reading this correctly, I’d say around $2 p.a and put the extra money into things that require the money more urgently.

Deref 2:54 pm 07 Sep 11

MonarchRepublic said :

EvanJames said :

What?

+1

Yes.

00davist 2:33 pm 07 Sep 11

This hurts my brain!

EvanJames said :

What?

+1

The Frots said :

I need some really serious drugs to understand this one.

+1

Mothy 2:29 pm 07 Sep 11

Possibly relevant post made on same day by same poster suggests Gin and Tonic involved?

Waiting For Godot 2:20 pm 07 Sep 11

Eh? Is the one world government planning to take exhibits from the national institutions? Is there some secret conspiracy to stop us seeing them? Or is there yet another underworked, bludging pube with nothing better to do than clog this site with silly, irrelevant nonsense. Methinks the latter.

luther_bendross 2:19 pm 07 Sep 11

Reading that post I couldn’t help but think of this guy

EvanJames 2:13 pm 07 Sep 11

Maybe he’s been reading The Monster Who Ate Canberra and thinks it’s a history book.

Calamity 2:06 pm 07 Sep 11

I keep reading it over and over again hoping to break the code… nup, still don’t get it.

creative_canberran 12:50 pm 07 Sep 11

Weirdest post in recent memory (with the exception of anything by Mr G).

I don’t think the poster knows how things work in the world. If Blue Poles were lost, you can’t just “replace” it, it’s unique. Same with a VC, you can’t “buy” them.

These institutions and what they hold are insured, and visiting exhibitions are covered by Art Indemnity Australia (who have covered around $12billion worth of exhibits since 1979).

But seriously, WTF is this post trying to say?

Jethro 12:48 pm 07 Sep 11

What everyone else said.

cubicle01 12:33 pm 07 Sep 11

MonarchRepublic said :

EvanJames said :

What?

+1

+1

The Frots 12:12 pm 07 Sep 11

I need some really serious drugs to understand this one.

MonarchRepublic 12:11 pm 07 Sep 11

EvanJames said :

What?

+1

carnardly 12:10 pm 07 Sep 11

what major loss to one of Canberra’s major cultural institutions are you talking about?

EvanJames 11:50 am 07 Sep 11

What?

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