Last week, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) formerly opened Expressions of Interests (EOI) for the Sharing the National Collection program. It coincided with the announcement of the first confirmed long-term loan under the scheme – a $174 million masterpiece by French impressionist Claude Monet – signalling that the NGA is serious in its vision.
ArtsHub speaks with Adam Lindsay – who is heading up the new department to facilitate the loans. He says, ‘This is a very earnest and sincere attempt to say, “No, we’re not judging your curatorial rationale here. If you want the first Warhol to visit your town, then that’s awesome. I don’t care what you want. I care why you want it”.’