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Acquisition file

26 Oct 1968-7 Jul 1969


Acquisition file


26 Oct 1968-7 Jul 1969

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Letters from Martin Davies to members of the Art Fund thanking them for their assistance with the acquisition of the [follower of] Duccio. Letters relating to ongoing debate in the press connected with the acquisition price and the activities of Weitzner. A Sunday Times article making claims about the acquisition leads the Gallery to publish an earlier than planned press release announcing the acquisition, correspondence debating whether to mention the Art Collections Fund contribution towards the acquisition immediately or to wait until the controversy surrounding the acquisition abates. Draft press releases and discussions of how the Art Collections Fund should be mentioned in the press release.

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