Open the Vaults
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.