Office of Works and successors: Art and Science Buildings: Plans and Drawings

Details of WORK 33
Reference:WORK 33
Title:
Office of Works and successors: Art and Science Buildings: Plans and Drawings
Description:

This series contains plans and drawings for a wide range of buildings of educational and research institutions, museums and galleries, for which the Office of Works and its successors undertook construction, alteration and maintenance work. All were concerned with aspects of the arts or sciences, or both.

Some but by no means all the institutions whose buildings are covered by this series came under the Science and Art Department and its successors within the Education Department, notably the South Kensington Museum and its successors the Victoria and Albert Museum and the and Science Museum. The series also contains drawings relating to work undertaken for other national museums and galleries, among them the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum and Tate Gallery.

Date: 1815-1952
Related Material: See also the Board of Education and successors, ED
For related registered files, see WORK 17
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Ministry of Works and Buildings, Directorate of Works, 1940-1942
Ministry of Works and Planning, Directorate of Works, 1942-1943
Ministry of Works, Directorate General of Works, 1946-1962
Ministry of Works, Directorate of Works, 1943-1945
Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, Works Department, 1832-1851
Office of Works, 1378-1832
Office of Works, 1851-1940
Office of Works, Architects and Surveyors Division, 1902-1914
Office of Works, Architects Division, 1914-1920
Office of Works, Directorate of Works, 1920-1940
Office of Works, Surveyors Division, 1901-1901
Physical description: 3001 flat sheets and rolls

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