Story: Art galleries and collections

Establishment of private dealer galleries, 1950 to 1970s

Modern dealer galleries, which focused on sales of original, contemporary art rather than reproductions and framing services, emerged after the Second World War. Their situation was tenuous in the 1950s, but dealer galleries became more securely established in the 1960s, which prompted more to open in the 1970s.

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Source: Athol McCredie, 'Going public: New Zealand art museums in the 1970s'. MA thesis, Massey University, 1999

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Roger Blackley, 'Art galleries and collections - Galleries and collections, 1900 to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Roger Blackley, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 8 Aug 2016