Looking for Patrons

Huaxi insect museum
A Private Investment in Science
Photo: Nie Xin

Prior to the era of the modern government research grant, art and scientific research were largely funded by subsidies from wealthy patrons. Many of the Great Scientists and Artists of the Renaissance were supported by Patrons. However, Patrons were few and many budding (but poor and hungry) scientists abandoned their interests for lack of support. As a result, many of the problems of science and industry went unsolved. For the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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