Drew, Joanna. (7 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 7. Joanna Drew [JD] comments on issue of sponsorship, including problems facing professional fundraisers in 1980s. Comments on JD's time at South Bank and anger at attitude of publicity department, remarks on perceived altruism of sponsorship bodies. JD illustrates accountability of big business's sponsorship of Art exhibitions; mentions Pearsons sponsorship style; remarks on frustration of dealing with sponsorship go - betweens. Reference to remarks on sponsorship by former Royal Academy [ RA] secretary. Remarks on imminent Picasso - Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern, including problems arising from involvement of three countries. Details of mechanics of launching Art Projects, including reference to promotion of a country's national product; anecdote about National museum of Stockholm. JD remarks on London as primary venue, in International terms, for Art exhibitions; Edinburgh contender. Remarks on the AC mission to promote contemporary art in provinces and reasons for failure of endeavour; comments on state of municipal art galleries. Details on Burrell Collection; reference to Hunterian and Kelvingrove Galleries. Comments on Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles attitude to Thyssen's Art proposal; mentions Peggy Guggenheim, Panza di Biumi Collections and Jacob Rothschild's acquisition of Mr. Gilbert'sCollection in Somerset House.

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