John Barr

Empire Art Loan Collections Society Archive

Empire Art Loan Collections Society Archive by John Barr

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The Empire Art Loan Collections Society (later the Empire Art Loan Exhibitions Society) was founded by Sir Percy Sargood, then President of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society, in 1932. Exhibitions were brought into galleries in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa from the major public art museums in London. They proved very popular with, for example, over 100,000 visiting the inaugural exhibition, British Art 1863-1933 in Melbourne. This archive consists of annual reports, financial statements and correspondence collected by John Barr during his time as Chief Librarian with responsibility for the Auckland Art Gallery and Regional Director of the Society.

Empire Art Loan Collections Society Archive
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E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
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