Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997

Series description

Series title: External Relations Department: Miscellaneous Papers, 1987-1995
Reference: ACGB/20
Extent: 19 items


The External Relations Department was created in 1991 and had the following aims; to communicate Arts Council policy and activities to key audiences and to provide marketing and development advice and research to artists and arts organisations.

Scope and content

This series consists of a number of the department's miscellaneous files on subjects such as; the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, Architecture, the London Borough Grants Scheme, Photographers and Re-structuring. It also contains copies of the Press Office Action Plans for 1990-91 and 1991-92.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.


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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.

Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/20/13 Foreign Visitors 1987-1991
ACGB/20/6 Articles 1989-1994
ACGB/20/1 Press Office Action Plan 1990-91 ca. 1990
ACGB/20/12 Re-structuring 1990-1994
ACGB/20/8 Photographers 1990-1995]
ACGB/20/7 Press Office Action Plan 1991-92 ca. 1990
ACGB/20/18 London Boroughs Grants Scheme 1991
ACGB/20/5 The Arts Foundation 1991-1993
ACGB/20/19 Literature 1991-1995
ACGB/20/3 Accounts Mar 1992-Nov 1993
ACGB/20/14 National Touring Exhibitions Press Pack June 1992
ACGB/20/16 Budget 1992-1995
ACGB/20/17 Chairman 1993
ACGB/20/4 Architecture Apr 1993-Aug 1994
ACGB/20/2 ABSA [Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts] Apr 1993-Nov 1994
ACGB/20/9 Articles 1993-1995
ACGB/20/11 Education 1993-1995
ACGB/20/10 Dance Jan 1994-Sept 1994
ACGB/20/15 Media Monitoring Mar 1994-May 1994