A recent survey has revealed that Swansea Council have 10000 works of art under lock and key.
Only 1800 are on display for the public to enjoy.
The information became public after an MP asked the question.
This was in connection with the ongoing debate about the state of local authority finances.
The council's defence is that they have only limited room to display the collections.
The Glynn Vivian gallery of course is undergoing a major refurbishment which will restore some of the gallery space.
The other side of the debate of course is whether works of art mostly donated by the public should be sold to reduce council spending.
Is it a question of services being more important than art or whether the council shuld sell the family jewels and lose part of the City's heritage for good.
3rd July 2013