Manuscript, Leo Bestall

Bestall (MBE) Leonard Delabere
Production date
Circa 1950

Object detail

Brief Description
Manuscript entitled: Notes on Museum Tour of USA and Some Observations on Museum Fatigue by Leo Bestall. Circa 1950.

Bestall briefly describes his museum experience and the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery as well as the general public's attitudes towards museums. Mentions the 1928 Carnegie survey of British Empire museums. Details his impressions of and thoughts about North American museum buildings, layout, show cases, colour, and display. Relates to his travel talk speech notes.
Production date
Circa 1950
Production period
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Media/Materials description
Black ink and pencil on paper.
Height x Width: 205 x 163mm
Subject date
Circa 1950
Credit line
from the Leo Bestall Collection
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