The Chairman of the National Gallery of Australia, Rupert Myer, presented a talk on Thursday, 9 March 2006 at the Asia Art Archive that is highly topical and relevant to Hong Kong now that plans for the construction of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) have been re-opened by the Government.

In a frank and relaxed presentation, Rupert Myer talked about the roles of government, museums and collectors in the development of contemporary visual culture and drew from a range of experiences as a leading business figure; museum board member; art collector; chairman of a landmark Australian government inquiry into the visual arts; and as a member of Australia's leading philanthropic family.

This talk had been of critical interest to the press, art and culture policy-makers & workers and anyone interested in how to encourage excellence in the execution and presentation of contemporary visual art and culture.

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