true cost of art

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shaun kkristiansen

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could the Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection please indicate, to the nearest million pounds,
what the current cost is for arts purchased in the financial years 1997-2009. And is it the taxpayer who pays for these artworks? Or is it funded from a private source, If so whom?

Yours faithfully,

Shaun Kristiansen

OSBORNE-JAMES CAROLINE, Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection

Dear Mr Kristiansen,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request relating to the cost of
art purchased by the Government Art Collection.
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
We aim to reply to your request within 20 working days following the day
on which we received your request.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Your sincerely,
Caroline Osborne-James

DCMS
Freedom of Information Team
020 7211 2358

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FOSTEN CHRISTOPHER, Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection

Our case reference: CMS 115624

Dear Mr Kristiansen,

Your request of 6 April for information regarding the Government Art
Collection

I refer to your request of 6 April 2009, which read as follows:

"Could the Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection please
indicate, to the nearest million pounds, what the current cost is for arts
purchased in the financial years 1997-2009. And is it the taxpayer who
pays for these artworks? Or is it funded from a private source, If so
whom?"

I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
('the Act'). I am pleased to say that I can provide you with the
information you requested and set out my answers in the table below.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | works acquired | works on GAC | works on GAC |
| | from Government | inventory paid for | inventory paid for |
| Year | Art Collection | from other | from Private |
| | funds | Government | Finance Initiative |
| | (taxpayer) | department funds | funds |
| | | (taxpayer) | (non-taxpayer) |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 1997-1998 | £0.1371 | £0.3222 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 1998-1999 | £0.1251 | £0.0184 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 1999-2000 | £0.1900 | £0.0894 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2000-2001 | £0.1464 | £0.3016 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2001-2002 | £0.1570 | £0.0068 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2002-2003 | £0.2410 | £0.0253 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2003-2004 | £0.2251 | £0 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2004-2005 | £0.2946 | £0.0008 | £1.2360 |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2005-2006 | £0.2203 | £0.0752 | £0.1050 |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2006-2007 | £0.2285 | £0.0394 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2007-2008 | £0.3083 | £0.1062 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| 2008-2009 | £0.2503 | £0.3139 | |
|-----------+-----------------+---------------------+--------------------|
| Totals: | £2.5237m | £1.2992m | £1.3410m |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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Chris Fosten
FoI Central Team
Public Engagement and Recognition Unit

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