Today's subject - How can public institutions benefit from the private sector? I surmise the answer is 'with difficulty'. James Knox making well the point that regional galleries are so stretched they are pushed to mount the range of art that is available; one reason for closing their London base to provide, for example, their current touring show of Colourists to Berwick then Birmingham.
It was on our last day in Northumberland that I saw a notice for the Berwick one - ugh! A trip to Birmingham next year - perhaps.
Interesting that of some 80 attendees only 8 were men - 90% women. In the half hour floor discussion 5 men spoke - just one woman.