‘Well, I become very fond of these works and have to touch, stroke and feel—sculptures and everything’

  • Lise Kjølsrød
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


How do micro processes of learning and motivation evolve among players? This chapter presents two mature, male art collectors who have built culturally important collections without benefitting from professional support or the advantage of ‘big’ money. Both began from scratch, financially and otherwise, and both wish to give something back to society. The chapter gives a detailed account of how each has related to his field of interest throughout the years. Finding ways of transferring art to posterity can be surprisingly difficult. The two are not necessarily ‘old school’. In a world of increasing inequality, the popularity of art collecting is growing, and surveys among the well-to-do reveal that a wish to give something back to society is not exceptional.


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  • Lise Kjølsrød
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Human GeographyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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