Report of the Museum and Art Gallery Committee

Report of the Museum and Art Gallery Committee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...have sustained by the death of their former colleague, Alderman John Walls. As one of their number his presence was always valued, and his help always ready. His example and influence were always for good. TRcport of tbc Curator of tbe IRatural 1bt0ton flDuseum. REVIEW OF THE YEAR. The generous gift of 2,000 by Lady Smyth, of Ashton Court, referred to in the last report of the Committee, enabled the old library hall to be remodelled. The roofs of both that and the adjoining room were re-slated, and fitted with four ventilators, the old wooden louvres being removed and their place occupied by glass, the improved lighting of the interior being very marked. A new doorway was made giving access to the Greville Smyth Room from the main floor room of the Museum, the new doorway being of American walnut, and the door constructed with plate glass panels, the whole designed to agree with the doorway which gives access to the Museum. The balcony is reached by an imposing staircase branching from the first flight to each side of the gallery. An alcove on the landing contains the bust of the late Sir Greville Smyth, by Aridieoni. The balustrade of the staircase is continued round the gallery, and carries a series of desk cases projecting into the room and supported at each newel by finely moulded and shaped trusses. A new ventilating system was put in through the whole floor of the Museum, and in the floor of the gallery. The shaft openings in the latter being concealed by metal hand-wrought grilles finished in oxidised silver. The new cases occupying the room are of mahogany, french-polished, and glazed with the best quality of English plate glass. The total increase of case area by the addition of the new room is as follows: --Gallery. 134 feet run of wall...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584481
  • 9781236584489