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|Archive reference number||NG24/1915/2|
2.Admission: closure of the National Portrait Gallery
3.Art Market: sale of Sir Walter Gilbey’s collection, sale of Lord Huntingfield’s collection, sale of Crew’s collection, sale of Lord Northesk’s collection, sale of section of the Sir Hugh Lane collection
4.Bequests and Gifts: Lane, and debate regarding rightful ownership of his collection; Cockle, Baxendale, Layard, court case regarding his bequest
5.Building: proposal for a new road joining Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, precautions required to safeguard art and archives from air raids
6.Collection: exposure of collection to war risks
7.Exhibitions: exhibition at Messrs Agnew’s gallery in aid of British Red Cross Society, exhibition of Mestrovic sculpture at Victoria and Albert Museum, presentation of Rombaux ‘The First Morning’
8.Government: defence of public buildings, intention to close galleries and museums during the war
9.National Gallery History: the future of the National and Tate Galleries
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