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Banksy Artwork - Barbican Exhibition Halls

Joint report of the Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, the Director of Built Environment and the Assistant Town Clerk & Culture Mile Director.

Minutes:

The Board considered a joint report of the Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, Director of Built Environment and the Assistant Town Clerk & Culture Mile Director providing an update on the Banksy artworks, how they have been maintained to date, the public reception, associated reputational risks to the City of London Corporation and a proposed solution for the medium-term future. The following comments were made:

 

·         In response to a query regarding the associated costs, Members were advised that they were minor.

 

·         A Member queried whether there had been any further complaints from nearby residents following an email that was sent to Members. The Chairman confirmed that only one complaint had been received.    

 

RESOLVED – That Members:-

 

·         Approve the continuation of the Barbican Centre’s active management of the artwork and all associated costs;

 

·         Note that the Board has the right to review this position, in consultation with the wider City of London Corporation should the need arise.

 

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