Board of Trade and Education Department: Department of Practical Art, and Science and Art Department: Minutes

ED 28
Board of Trade and Education Department: Department of Practical Art, and Science and Art Department: Minutes

Minute books of the board meetings of the Department of Practical Art and its successor, the Science and Art Department, including records which would otherwise be found among the records of the Board of Trade (BT). These record the decisions of the board.

The agenda from 1852 to 1865 covered various interests relating to Science and Art Schools, conditions of building grants, purchases for Museum and Library, accounts for Audit Office, South Kensington Museum and affiliated Institutions.

From 1865 until 1876, when the series was discontinued, the volumes relate solely to the South Kensington Museum and its branch museum at Bethnal Green.

A precis of these volumes for 1865-1876 and subsequent Minutes up to 1892 may be found in 'Science and Art Department: Precis of Minutes' printed by Order of the Committee of Council on Education. These printed volumes may be seen in the Department of Education and Science Library
Separated Material:
A few similar files are in ED 84
For art school files see ED 83
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
32 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:
Printed precis of the contents of ED 28/1 ff 7-81 with series list is available. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.
Administrative / biographical background:

From 1856, the frequent board meetings were usually attended by the vice president of the Committee of Council on Education.

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