Story: Art galleries and collections

National Art Gallery, 1949

The National Art Gallery was requisitioned by the air force during the Second World War and the artworks were stored in Hastings. The art returned in 1949. Watch this film clip and take a tour through the gallery. The only painting in a modern style on film is Frances Hodgkins's 'Ruins'.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 401. National Film Unit, 1949

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Roger Blackley, 'Art galleries and collections - Galleries and collections, 1900 to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Roger Blackley, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 8 Aug 2016