We need a national day for the arts (from the archives)

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Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? We revisit this topic for UNESCO World Art Day on 15 April.

Wednesday 18 January was #museumselfie day but here's betting you didn't notice. There was no public holiday, no controversial advertisement for barbecue meat, not even a nod on the news.  Okay, perhaps museum selfies are not in themselves worthy of a public holiday. But what about the riches that museums as a concept and with them art, theatre, books, dance or music brings into our lives? 

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