Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Visual Arts Department: Major Direct Promotions, 1942-1992
Reference: ACGB/30
Extent: 70 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to major areas of direct promotion by the Visual Arts Department. Direct promotion consisted of activities carried out directly by the Arts Council itself and not through another body or client. In the case of the Visual Arts Departmentthis included art film tours, exhibitions, the management of the Hayward and Serpentine Galleries and various art loan schemes.

For other areas of non-client funding and non-client based activity by the Visual Arts Department see ACGB/32 which contains papers relating to, amongst other things, conferences, publications and research in which the Department was involved.

After 1986 the Council's activities in film were managed by the Film, Video and Broadcasting Department. Therefore, see also ACGB/56 for later papers relating to major direct promotion in the area of film.

The items in this class are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/30/52 Touring Art Exhibitions Bookings: Card Index
3 bundles
ca. 1940s
ACGB/30/18 Arts Council Exhibition Catalogues and Lists (Marked up for Insurance)
4 boxes
1942-1966
ACGB/30/66 Tate Pictures
1 file
1945-1946
Contains correspondence relating to the loss of three paintings from an exhibition ofTate Gallery Wartime acquisitions.
ACGB/30/41 Reproductions Loan Scheme: Card Index
2 boxes
ca. 1950s-ca. 1970s
ACGB/30/43 Tate Gallery Loan Scheme
1 box
1951-1973
ACGB/30/40 National Gallery Loan Scheme
3 boxes
1951-1975
ACGB/30/42 Reproductions Loan Scheme
1 box, 1 transfer case
1952-1974
ACGB/30/68 Tate Gallery Loan Scheme - General
1 file
1956-1958
ACGB/30/46 Circular Letters by RAOs
1 file
1963-1969
Contains Circular Letters relating to Art Films Tours, Touring Exhibitions and the Reproductions Loan Scheme.
ACGB/30/56 Art Films: Order Books
5 volumes
1964-1970
ACGB/30/16 Exhibition Catalogue Sellers Employment Letters
1 bundle
1966-1967
ACGB/30/58 Inlets (Abroad)
1 box
1967-1972
Contains correspondence relating to the acquisition of copies of art films.
ACGB/30/57 Inlets
1 box, 2 files
1967-1974
Contains correspondence relating to the acquisition of copies of art films
ACGB/30/28 Transport
1 file
Previous ref: 333
1967-1978
ACGB/30/25 Exhibitions Policy and Information
1 bundle
1967-1983
ACGB/30/47 American Naive Art Exhibition Progressive Proofs
1 bundle
1968
ACGB/30/48 Art Film Tour: North West 1969/70 M-Z
1 file
1969-1970
ACGB/30/49 Art Films: Correspondence concerning Film Contracts
1 file
1969-1973
ACGB/30/62 Photography Exhibitions: Proposals and Miscellaneous
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 7
1969-1981
ACGB/30/13 Serpentine Gallery - General
5 boxes
1969-1984
ACGB/30/44 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Publicity Material
1 box
ca. 1970s-ca. 1980s
Concerns exhibitions of the work of; Ian Berry,Bill Brandt, Bert Hardy, Lewis Hine,Thurston Hopkins, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Tony Ray-Jones, George Rodger and Homer Sykes.
ACGB/30/54 Art Film [Tour] North West A-L 1970/71
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/30/55 Art Film [Tour] South A-Z 1970/71
2 files
1970-1971
ACGB/30/8 Serpentine Gallery - Blow-up '71
1 bundle
1970-1971
ACGB/30/29 Art Spectrum Exhibitions
1 box
1970-1972
ACGB/30/14 Serpentine Gallery - Exhibitors
2 transfer cases
1970-1974
ACGB/30/50 Art Film Tour 1971/72 and 1972/73 Publicity Material
1 bundle
1971-1972
ACGB/30/6 Serpentine Gallery - Serpentine Directions II: Ten Young Painters Touring Exhibition
1 bundle
1971-1973
ACGB/30/1 Serpentine Gallery - Carbon Files
2 boxes
1971-1977
ACGB/30/26 Exhibition Suggestions
2 boxes
Previous ref: 40 , 145 , 157 , 160
1971-1979
ACGB/30/19 Exhibition Bulletin
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 399 , 479 , 480
1971-1992
ACGB/30/60 Art Film Tour 1972/73
1 bundle
1972
ACGB/30/4 Serpentine Gallery - Serpentine Graphics '73
1 bundle
1972-1973
ACGB/30/51 Art Films: Publicity, Advertising, Printers and Public Screenings for Arts Council Productions
1 bundle
1972-1974
ACGB/30/15 Serpentine Gallery - Photography Exhibitions
4 files
1972-1977
ACGB/30/70 Arts Council Exhibition Catalogues
2 boxes
1972-1979
ACGB/30/11 Serpentine Gallery - Performed Events
1 bundle
1973
ACGB/30/3 Serpentine Gallery - Serpentine Photography '73
1 bundle
1973
ACGB/30/33 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Bert Hardy
1 file
1973-1978
ACGB/30/9 Serpentine Gallery - American Super Realism
1 bundle
1973-1979
ACGB/30/37 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Frank Meadow Sutcliffe
1 file
1973-1981
ACGB/30/64 Art Film Distribution Correspondence
1 bundle
1974-1975
ACGB/30/5 Serpentine Gallery - The Video Show Proposals A-Z
1 box
1974-1975
ACGB/30/36 Photography Touring Exhibitions: George Rodger
1 file
1974-1977
ACGB/30/38 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Tony Ray-Jones
1 file
1974-1980
ACGB/30/35 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Thurston Hopkins
1 file
1974-1982
ACGB/30/10 Serpentine Gallery - Howard Hodgkin
1 bundle
1975-1976
ACGB/30/12 Serpentine Gallery - Peter Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1 bundle
1975-1976
ACGB/30/2 Serpentine Gallery: Tom Phillips Exhibition
1 bundle
1975-1976
ACGB/30/30 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Bill Brandt
1 bundle
1975-1982
ACGB/30/61 Art Film Tours - General
1 bundle
1976-1978
ACGB/30/34 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Lewis Hine
1 file
1977-1980
ACGB/30/31 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Ian Berry
1 bundle
1977-1982
ACGB/30/32 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Homer Sykes
1 bundle
1977-1982
ACGB/30/27 Dada and Surrealism Reviewed: Transport Sheets
1 bundle
1978
ACGB/30/45 Three Perspectives on Photography Exhibition
1 file
1978-1980
ACGB/30/59 Photography Exhibitions in Progress
3 files
1978-1985
ACGB/30/22 Arts Council Collection: Photography Purchasing
1 box
1978-1987
ACGB/30/65 Art Film Tours Provisional Bookings
1 bundle
1979
ACGB/30/7 Serpentine Gallery - John Panting Memorial Exhibition
1 bundle
1979-1980
ACGB/30/63 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Printing of Posters
1 file
1979-1981
ACGB/30/69 'In the Image of Man' Exhibition
2 transfer cases
1979-1982
ACGB/30/24 Art Loan Scheme - Background
1 file
1979-1986
ACGB/30/21 Arts Council Collection: Purchasing
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 307
1979-1990
ACGB/30/39 Photography Touring Exhibitions: Monthly Mailing Lists
1 bundle
1980-1982
ACGB/30/53 Contemporary Artist's Index
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 159 , 187
1980-1986
ACGB/30/17 Bookstall (Serpentine) Summary Sheets
1 file
Previous ref: 333
1981-1982
ACGB/30/20 Exhibition Bulletin Contributors Correspondence
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 188 , 189 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 342 , 396 , 397
1982-1992
ACGB/30/23 Report on Survey of Visitors to the Sculpture Show at the Hayward/Serpentine
1 bundle
1983
ACGB/30/67 Arts Council Collection: Potential Sheffield Development
1 bundle
1989-1990