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

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

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:

For related registered files, see WORK 17

See also the Board of Education and successors, Division within ED

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

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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