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Creative Industries and Public Policy
Creative industries and public policy

An argument can be made that the historical origins of cultural policy lie with the French Revolution. One of the key acts of the French Revolution of 1789 was the transfer of the Royal art collections from the Palace of Versailles to the Louvre, alongside a program of collecting historically significant art works from the palaces of the nobility and moving them to the new public museums and galleries (Hobsbawm, 1990). The idea that art treasures and monuments were to become the property of the nation and the responsibility of the state – patrimoine culturel, or common cultural heritage – was consistent with both an opening up of the institutions of cultural display to the whole ...

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