The Selbu money: One Billion Kroner. Fake drawn bank notes from the 1950´s kept at the Norwegian National Museum of Justice.
The Selbu money: One Billion Kroner. Fake drawn bank notes from the 1950´s kept at the Norwegian National Museum of Justice.


TRINE BILLE

Trine Bille is Professor, Ph.D. at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. She got her Ph.D. from University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics. Her main research interest is cultural economics and cultural policy, and she is one of the leading researchers in this field. She has published more than 100 books and articles on the subjects. She is president elect for ACEI, The Association of Cultural Economics International.

Trine Bille
Trine Bille


Trine Bille participates as keynote speaker with the lecture:

Artists Earnings and the Value of Art
Presenting on her extensive research on the artist’s economy.

Followed by the conversation Value?

A conversation with Alicia Knock, Curator Centre Pompidou, Ruben Steinum, artist and President of the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, Trine Bille, PhD. Copenhagen Buisness School, and Geir Haraldseth, curator at the National Museum.
Moderated by: Bo Krister Wallström, senior adviser KORO–Art in Public Space.
Q & A with the audience.

Bille´s work is published in the leading scientific journals of her research field, e.g. Journal of Cultural Economics and International Journal of Cultural Policy, and general leading journals in social science, e.g. Economic Letters, Kyklos, Applied Economics and European Planning Studies, as well as book chapters in books published at leading publishers as Routledge, Elsevier Science and Edward Elgar Publishing, including Handbook of the Economics of Arts and Culture (Series Handbook of Economics, Elsevier Science). Her work has been cited by leading scholars in cultural economics, including Bruno S. Frey, Mark Blaug, David Throsby, Michael Hutter and Ruth Towse.

About the Selbu money:
One day, in the mid-1950s, a music shop in Oslo received an order for a harmonica, with a 50 kroner note attached as payment. Since the harmonica cost only 3.85, the shopkeeper became suspicious and turned the money in to the police. The order had come from a 46-year old farm worker, in Selbu in central Norway; when the local police searched the man’s house, they found 352 hand-drawn Norwegian banknotes in denominations up to one billion kroner, and 12 foreign notes, including one million lire. All were destroyed by the National Bank, with the exception of seventeen examples now held in the collection of the Norwegian National Museum of Justice in Trondheim. The artist, whose name was not made public, was not charged with any crime, and an anonymous individual later sent him a harmonica as a gift.

Eva Furseth
The Norwegian National Museum of Justice

Selbu information at the courtesy of Eva Furseth, Kunsthall Oslo and the Drawing Biennial.