Compared to other countries, Liechtenstein culture is strongly supported by the state and municipalities. A growing contribution to the promotion of art and culture is made through patronage and cultural sponsorship by charitable foundations, banks, industrial companies, commercial enterprises and private individuals who financially support events and projects or purchase works of art. Private collections, some of international standing, are showcased to the interested public in exhibitions and publications. However, specific information and figures on the amount of private contributions to art and culture are still unavailable in Liechtenstein. Experts assume that there are considerable financial resources to supplement public funding.