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Razia Iqbal investigates banks as patrons of art, from 14th century Italy to the 2007-2008 UK banking crisis. From 2009.

Razia Iqbal examines the tradition of banks as patrons of art - a role which dates back to 14th-century Italy.

She also asks what responsibility comes with owning great art, particularly in light of the 2007-2008 UK banking crisis.

Producer: Henrietta Harrison

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

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