Advertising Posters, British Museums, Galleries etc.

Object Title

Advertising Posters, British Museums, Galleries etc.

Advertising Posters, British Museums, Galleries etc.

Date

1949-91

Reference

POST A

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of posters using arms and armour or connected material advertising exhibitions in other British Museums, etc., containing:, 1: 'The Art of the Armourer', an exhibition organised by the Arms and Armour Society, 1963, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2: 'European Arms and Armour': loan exhibition organised by the Circulation Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum of material from the Burrell Collection, the City Museum Glasgow and the Tower Armouries. Scene from the Triumph of Maximilian, printed on silver paper. HMSO, printed in Swindon, 3: 'Durer and his contemporaries': loan exhibition of engravings and metalprints from the Print Collection of the British Museum organised by the Circulation Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Young couple, with death hiding behind a tree, printed on gold paper. HMSO, printed in Swindon, 4: 'Treasures for the Nation: conserving our Heritage': the work of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, British Museum, October 1988-February 1989. The Southampton armour, 5: 'Review the troops in Chelsea': National Army Museum, about 1975. Includes illustrations of the manual exercise, 6: 'The National Army Museum Presents Arms' : National Army Museum, about 1985. A new display of the weapons of the Army, 7: 'English Romanesque Art 1066-1200', organised by the Arts Council at the Hayward Gallery, April-July, 1984. Illustrates David and Goliath from the leaf related to the Winchester Bible in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 8: 'The Story of the Bow'; a travelling exhibition from The Manchester Museum... with additional items from the W.J. Kinsman Collection, Orleans House Gallery, October-November, 1979, 9: 'The Quiet Conquest; the Huguenots 1685-1985'. Museum of London May to October 1985, 10: 'St. John Ambulance Centenary Exhibition, 1877-1977'. Museum of the Order of St. John, June-July 1977. Illustrates a horse-drawn ? military ambulance, 11: 'Royal Artillery Regimental Museum', Old Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, about 1980, 12: 'The Royalists at War; William Dobson 1611-46.' National Portrait Gallery, October 1983 - January 1984. Illustrates a portrait of Charles II as Prince of Wales from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 13: 'Childhood Exhibition', Camden Arts Centre, June-July 1967, 14: 'Hidden Friends'. Exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the Public and University Library of Geneva at Sotheby's, September 1985, 15: 'First Park Lane Arms Fair', 17-18 February 1984 [See Record 816], 16: 'Arms and Armour at the Dorchester'. Special loan exhibition illustrating the Art of the Crossbow, about 1990, 17: 'Arms and Armour at the Dorchester'. Salvaged Treasure from Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose will be included in the exhibition, about 1991

Extent

35 posters

Access Conditions

Open access