Registry files: Weaver Report
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Dr J.R.H. Weaver's file, including: Report of a Committee of Confidential Inquiry into the Cleaning and the Care of Pictures in The National Gallery, 1947 (The Weaver Report); minutes of the confidential enquiry; catalogue of the exhibition of 'Cleaned Pictures'; correspondence concerning the summary of the Weaver Report for publication in 'The Times' 8 May 1948. Publications: Sir Kenneth Clark, 'The Aesthetics of Restoration', The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1938; Helmut Ruhemann, 'A Tentative Scheme for Analysis of Painting Technique', Technical Studies, vol. X, no. 2, Oct 1941, pp. 73-98; Martin Davies, 'Wartime Storage in Wales of Pictures from the National Gallery, London: The Course of Events', and Ian Rawlins, 'Some Technical Problems', Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorian, 1946; Ian Rawlins , 'A Directive Philosophy of Paintings', Science Progress, no. 136 Oct 1946, pp. 721-733; Ian Rawlins, 'Natural Philosophy and the Fine Arts', Memories and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, vol. 8, session 1946-1947; 'Not "If" but "How"', Art and Design, vol. 2, no. 1 Mar 1947 (reprint of some of 'The Times' correspondence and leading article); Ian Rawlins, 'Natural Science and the Fine Arts', Nature vol. 159 p. 628, 10 May 1947; Cleaned Pictures exhibition catalogue, National Gallery 1947 (J.R.H. Weaver's copy); H.J. Plenderleith, 'Cleaned Pictures at the National Gallery', Nature, 18 Oct 18 1947; summary of the Weaver Report published in 'The Times', 8 May 1948; Philip Hendy, 'The Cleaned Pictures at the National Gallery', The Listener, 3 Jun 1948; W.G. Constable, 'Cleaning and Care of the National Gallery Pictures', Nature, vol. 162, p. 160, 31 Jul 1948.
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