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|Archive reference number||NG6/6/758|
Memorandum respecting the expense which may be involved by the admission of the public to the National Gallery
|Date||9 Aug 1880|
It is difficult to estimate the expense until it is known how many members of the public are likely to attend. Taking South Kensington Museum attendance as a basis then about 600 persons will pay for admission. This would involve the appointment of at least one extra assistant porter to take umbrellas etc, one turnstile keeper to receive the fees, 1 door keeper to examine Student cards. A sum of £210 may be regarded as an estimate under sub-head A (salaries). Also a turnstile will be necessary, which can be removed on public days, the cost of which could be ascertained by H. M. Office of Works. No other additional expense is at present anticipated.
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