Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Hayward Gallery: Policy and Information Files, 1935-1997
Reference: ACGB/75
Extent: 207 items

Context

A major function of the Arts Council's Visual Art Department was the mounting of exhibitions in London and the organisation of touring exhibitions for the rest of the country.

The Hayward Gallery opened on the South Bank in London in 1968 and was initially operated and maintained by the Arts Council. The Council's major exhibitions were then for the most part concentrated there. In 1970 the Arts Council also opened the Serpentine Gallery with the aim of exhibiting the contemporary art work of younger, less well known artists. Exhibition proposals were considered at the quarterly meetings of the Exhibition Sub-Committee of the Advisory Panel on Art.

During the 1980s a greater part of the Arts Council's grant-in-aid on art was put towards developing a programme with municipal art galleries. Regional touring exhibitions and the exhibition programme at the Hayward Gallery now became the responsibility of the South Bank Board, which was established as an independent limited company in 1988.

The files relating to the art exhibition section of the Arts Council were stored with the Hayward Gallery rather than with the Arts Council. In order to reflect the separate custodial history of these records and in the interests of original order, they have not been re-intergtrated into the Arts Development Division sub-group. Instead they have formed the independent "Hayward Gallery" sub-group of the Archive.

Scope and content

The records in this series reflect the administrative history of the Hayward Gallery and its relations with the Arts Council. Alongside general policy and information files are the minutes of the Exhibition Sub-Committee from the late 1960s. There are also exhibition schemes and attendance figures and papers concerning exhibition proposals and rejections.

Records relating to specific exhibitions can be found in series ACGB/121. For records relating to the Arts Council Collection see series ACGB/124.

The records in this series are arranged chronologically.

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/75/201 Press cuttings and notices: Hayward Gallery exhibitions, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts
4 boxes and 2 volumes
1935-1986
ACGB/75/89 Exhibition schedules
2 boxes
1944-1950
ACGB/75/176 Board of Trade
1 file
1946-1971
ACGB/75/149 Customs and excise
1 file
1946-1971
ACGB/75/122 The London Group
2 files
1948-1970
ACGB/75/138 Exhibition attendances
1 file
1949-1954
ACGB/75/153 Council for Visual Education
1 file
1949-1962
ACGB/75/152 Contemporary Art Society
3 files
1949-1973
ACGB/75/117 Gluck
1 file
1950-1967
ACGB/75/90 Exhibition schedules
1 box
1950-1979
ACGB/75/170 Miscellaneous exhibition catalogues
8 boxes
1950-1985
ACGB/75/169 Miscellaneous exhibition-related photographs
11 boxes
1950-1985
ACGB/75/148 Clark Loan Collection
1 file
1951-1960
ACGB/75/195 Exhibition attendence figures
1 file
1951-1975
ACGB/75/127 Football competition
1 file
1952-1953
ACGB/75/141 Exhibition regulations
1 file
1952-1954
ACGB/75/174 Hayward Gallery and South Bank Gallery
1 box
1953-1969
ACGB/75/104 Home Office
1 file
1954-1964
ACGB/75/131 Japan
1 file
1954-1974
ACGB/75/106 Spain
1 file
1954-1974
ACGB/75/144 Edinburgh Festival
1 file
1955-1967
ACGB/75/97 Press releases
1 box
1955-1972
ACGB/75/192 Arts Council staff
1 file
1955-1974
ACGB/75/101 Exhibition attendences
1 box
1955-1974
ACGB/75/166 Braque Ectachromes
1 file
1956-1969
ACGB/75/139 Exhibition equipment
1 file
1956-1975
ACGB/75/128 Foreign Office
1 file
1957-1968
ACGB/75/162 Exhibition admission
2 files
1957-1975
ACGB/75/112 Susse, Prix Andre
1 file
1958-1967
ACGB/75/22 Painting
4 files
1958-1968
ACGB/75/165 Brazil
1 file
1958-1969
ACGB/75/118 Gallery invigilation
1 file
1958-1970
ACGB/75/157 Art Department policy
1 file
1958-1974
ACGB/75/113 Schwitters Merz Barn
1 file
1959-1965
ACGB/75/133 India
1 file
1959-1971
ACGB/75/130 Indemnity
1 file
1959-1975
ACGB/75/54 Rejected exhibitions
1 box
1960-1963
ACGB/75/119 Gulbenkian Foundation
2 files
1960-1967
ACGB/75/110 Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries
1 file
1960-1967
ACGB/75/185 Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1 file
1960-1971
ACGB/75/155 The Craft Centre of Britain/Crafts Council
3 files
1960-1972
ACGB/75/172 Tate Gallery correspondence and loan schemes
2 boxes
1960-1980
ACGB/75/184 Arts Council - Dublin, Ireland
1 file
1961-1968
ACGB/75/124 Open air sculpture exhibitions
1 file
1961-1968
ACGB/75/136 Ireland
1 file
1961-1977
ACGB/75/158 Council of Europe
2 files
1962-1970
ACGB/75/116 National Art Collections fund
1 file
1962-1970
ACGB/75/24 Henry Moore
1 file
1962-1972
ACGB/75/187 Greater London Council Joint Orchestral Committee
1 file
1964-1966
ACGB/75/107 Sainsbury sculpture competition
1 file
1964-1967
ACGB/75/36 Exhibitions Sub-Committee rejections
1 file
1964-1968
ACGB/75/132 Institute of Directors
1 file
1964-1968
ACGB/75/154 Cambridge Gallery
1 file
1964-1969
ACGB/75/177 Australia
1 file
1964-1975
ACGB/75/207 Miscellanoeus posters
17 folders
1964-1984
ACGB/75/123 Festival of the City of London
1 file
1965
ACGB/75/189 Amateur Opera and Ballet Societies
1 file
1965-1966
ACGB/75/163 Annual report
1 file
1965-1967
ACGB/75/200 Awards to Artists
1 box
1965-1967
ACGB/75/98 Awards to Artists
1 box
1965-1969
ACGB/75/188 Lists of Arts Council exhibitions
2 files
1965-1967
ACGB/75/23 British Painting series
1 file
1965-1969
ACGB/75/159 British Council
2 files
1965-1974
ACGB/75/178 Austria
1 file
1965-1975
ACGB/75/164 Brawne, Michael - architect
1 file
1965-1975
ACGB/75/121 Kettering/Rugby
2 files
1965-1975
ACGB/75/168 Reproductions
1 box
1965-1975
ACGB/75/205 Miscellaneous exhibition files
2 boxes
1965-1986
ACGB/75/206 Miscellaneous files
3 boxes
1965-1993
ACGB/75/156 Covent Garden redevelopment
1 file
1966
ACGB/75/183 Association of Societies of Art and Design
1 file
1966-1971
ACGB/75/135 Invitations
1 file
1966-1972
ACGB/75/137 Italy
1 file
1966-1973
ACGB/75/147 Dulwich College
1 file
1966-1974
ACGB/75/62 Touring exhibitions
3 files
1966-1974
ACGB/75/143 Department of Education and Science
1 file
1967-1968
ACGB/75/63 Little Missenden Festival
1 file
1967-1968
ACGB/75/120 Gotlib, Henryk
1 file
1967-1973
ACGB/75/180 Arts Administration courses
1 file
1967-1975
ACGB/75/167 Belgium
1 file
1967-1975
ACGB/75/38 Exhibitions Sub-Committee papers
1 box
1967-1976
ACGB/75/109 Museum Association conference
1 file
1968-1969
ACGB/75/103 Hayward Gallery sculpture scheme
1 file
1968-1972
ACGB/75/134 Information
1 file
1968-1972
ACGB/75/64 Press and regional comments
1 file
1968-1973
ACGB/75/140 Edinburgh Festival Society
1 file
1968-1975
ACGB/75/181 Exhibitions Sub-Committee - general correspondence and memos
2 files
1968-1978
ACGB/75/173 Hayward Gallery and the Greater London Council
2 boxes
1968-1985
ACGB/75/44 Ex-staff files
1 box
1968-1989
ACGB/75/71 Arts Council papers and Arts Council Collection papers
6 boxes
1968-1994
ACGB/75/68 Management - Hayward improvements
1 box
1968-1997
ACGB/75/25 Arts Council Collection and Theatre Design
1 box
1969-1971
ACGB/75/125 France
1 file
1969-1972
ACGB/75/40 Exhibition Sub-Committee rejections
2 boxes
1969-1973
ACGB/75/129 Financial help and advice
1 file
1969-1973
ACGB/75/111 Monthly list
1 file
1969-1973
ACGB/75/105 Han Stone rubbings
1 file
1970
ACGB/75/21 Large paintings
1 file
1970-1972
ACGB/75/161 Art/Industry investigation
1 file
1970-1975
ACGB/75/160 British Council - Fine Arts Committee
1 file
1970-1975
ACGB/75/91 Exhibition schedules
1 box
1970-1990
ACGB/75/115 National Careers Exhibition
1 file
1971
ACGB/75/146 Cataogues
1 file
1971-1973
ACGB/75/151 Concerts at the Hayward
1 file
1971-1973
ACGB/75/186 Arts Council shop
1 file
1971-1975
ACGB/75/175 Hayward Gallery
2 files
1971-1977
ACGB/75/102 Exhibitions finance
1 file
1971-1979
ACGB/75/142 European Architectural Heritage Year, 1975
1 file
1972-1976
ACGB/75/34 Art Panel Exhibitions Sub-Committee minutes
1 box
1972-1986
ACGB/75/150 Crisis in Art and Design Education
1 file
1973
ACGB/75/94 Andrew Dempsey's files
2 boxes
1973-1990
ACGB/75/72 Temporary storage space survey
8 boxes
1974-1980
ACGB/75/114 Publications
1 file
1974-1984
ACGB/75/74 Hayward work files of Andrew Dempsey
2 files
1975-1977
ACGB/75/204 Serpentine Gallery
2 files
1975-1977
ACGB/75/203 Willem de Kooning
1 file
1975-1978
ACGB/75/28 Exhibition advertisements
1 box
1975-1983
ACGB/75/93 Art Exhibition estimates
2 boxes
1975-1985
ACGB/75/20 American visit
1 file
1976
ACGB/75/1 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 45th-49th meetings
1 box
1976-1977
ACGB/75/202 General
1 file
1976-1980
ACGB/75/126 Greater London Council
1 file
1976-1982
ACGB/75/99 Correspondence re: damage to Harold Cohen's work whilst in storage at the Hayward Gallery
1 box
1976-1992
ACGB/75/96 Exhibition indemnity files
14 boxes
1976-1993
ACGB/75/2 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 50th-52nd meetings
1 box
1977-1978
ACGB/75/39 Exhibition Sub-Committee proposals
1 box
1977-1981
ACGB/75/108 Manchester Arts Centre
2 files
1977-1984
ACGB/75/76 Temporary contracts
1 file
1977-1985
ACGB/75/3 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 53rd-55th meetings
1 box
1978-1979
ACGB/75/182 Proposals rejected before reaching Exhibitions Sub-Committee
1 file
1978-1979
ACGB/75/73 Correspondence files of Joanna Drew
2 files
1978-1985
ACGB/75/4 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 56th-57th meetings
1 box
1979
ACGB/75/179 Exhibitions Sub-Committee rejections
2 files
1979
ACGB/75/5 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 58th-60th meetings
1 box
1979-1980
ACGB/75/171 Thirties exhibition
1 box
1979-1980
ACGB/75/196 Hayward Gallery - general
1 file
1979-1983
ACGB/75/145 Design and Artists' Copyright Society
1 file
1979-1984
ACGB/75/77 Retirement notices, obituaries
1 file
1979-1990
ACGB/75/95 Exhibition transportation files
14 boxes
1979-1994
ACGB/75/6 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 61st-62nd meetings
2 boxes
1980-1981
ACGB/75/55 Exhibitions Sub-Committee rejections
1 box
1980-1982
ACGB/75/41 Exhibitions Sub-Committee rejections
3 boxes
1980-1986
ACGB/75/100 Training and trainees
1 box
1980-1986
ACGB/75/92 Exchange of information forms
2 boxes
1980-1994
ACGB/75/7 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 63rd meeting
1 box
1981
ACGB/75/8 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 64th meeting
1 box
1981
ACGB/75/9 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 65th meeting
1 box
1981
ACGB/75/26 Exhibition Sub-Committee papers
1 box
1981
ACGB/75/59 Exhibitions Working Party
1 box
1981-1982
ACGB/75/10 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 66th meeting
1 box
1982
ACGB/75/11 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 67th-68th meetings
1 box
1982
ACGB/75/12 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 69th meeting
1 box
1982
ACGB/75/13 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 70th meeting
1 box
1982
ACGB/75/14 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 71st meeting
1 box
1982
ACGB/75/83 Warehouse flood
1 file
1982
ACGB/75/43 Exhibitions Sub-Committee proposals
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/75/19 Fees
1 file
1982-1985
ACGB/75/15 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 72nd meeting
1 box
1983
ACGB/75/16 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 73rd meeting
1 box
1983
ACGB/75/17 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 74th meeting
1 box
1983
ACGB/75/18 Exhibitions Sub-Committee, 75th meeting
1 box
1983
ACGB/75/53 Supporting material for Exhibitions Sub-Committee
1 box
1983
ACGB/75/35 Complete sets of Exhibition Sub-Committee papers
1 box
1983-1985
ACGB/75/27 Exhibition Sub-Committee papers
1 box
1984
ACGB/75/37 Exhibitions Sub-Committee papers
2 boxes
1984
ACGB/75/56 Exhibitions Sub-Committee supporting material
1 box
1984
ACGB/75/67 Exhibition Organisers' meetings
1 file
1984-1987
ACGB/75/81 Management - personnel
1 box
1984-1994
ACGB/75/42 Exhibitions Sub-Committee rejections
2 files
1985-1987
ACGB/75/31 Management - finance
1 box
1985-1991
ACGB/75/58 Management - sponsorship
1 box
1985-1995
ACGB/75/32 Visual Arts Coordination Committee/Visual Arts Committee minutes
1 box
1986-1992
ACGB/75/69 Management - indemnity
1 box
1986-1993
ACGB/75/70 Management - marketing
1 box
1986-1993
ACGB/75/60 National Union of Civil and Public Services meetings and correspondence
1 box
1986-1993
ACGB/75/86 Management - office management
1 bundle
1986-1994
ACGB/75/190 Education
1 bundle
1986-1995
ACGB/75/80 Management - South Bank Centre site development
2 boxes
1986-1996
ACGB/75/65 Exhibition Department meetings
1 file
1987-1988
ACGB/75/66 Exhibitions Organisers and Assistants meetings
1 file
1987-1988
ACGB/75/87 Ethnic Minority Arts
1 file
1987-1989
ACGB/75/49 Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee minutes
1 file
1987-1991
ACGB/75/33 Art Advisory Group papers
3 boxes
1987-1992
ACGB/75/57 Management - policy and objectives
1 file
1987-1996
ACGB/75/84 Correspondence with Stephen Farthing
1 file
1988
ACGB/75/46 Exhibition Assistants' meetings
3 files
1988-1993
ACGB/75/30 General Directorate Arts minutes
1 file
1990-1992
ACGB/75/194 Correspondence of Iqbal Gedffrey
1 file
1990-1993
ACGB/75/199 Catalogues and arts publiations
1 file
1990-1995
ACGB/75/51 General Directorate Management minutes
1 box
1991-1992
ACGB/75/47 Day file of Judith Mottram, Exhibitions Administration Officer
5 files
1991-1993
ACGB/75/75 Management - finance
1 box
1991-1993
ACGB/75/82 Management - information technology
1 box
1991-1995
ACGB/75/193 Art Advisory Group minutes
1 file
1992
ACGB/75/198 Artist as Stakeholder
1 file
1992
ACGB/75/45 Organisational Review
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/75/48 South Bank Centre services
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/75/85 Correspondence with Ian Hamilton Finlay
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/75/50 South Bank Board minutes
1 box
1992-1995
ACGB/75/52 Directorate with Commercial Directorate minutes
3 boxes
1992-1996
ACGB/75/88 Awards
2 files
1993-1995
ACGB/75/61 Management - sponsorship
4 files
1993-1996
ACGB/75/78 Private views, dinners, receptions
5 files
1994
ACGB/75/29 Arts Directorate minutes
2 files
1994-1996
ACGB/75/197 Miscellaneous
1 file
1995
ACGB/75/191 Policy - Turnaround project
1 file
1995
ACGB/75/79 Retirement party for Jeff Watson
1 file
1995