Speeches and Reports, Leo Bestall

Bestall (MBE) Leonard Delabere
Production date
Circa 1948
Circa 1950

Object detail

Brief Description
Speeches and reports by Leo Bestall circa 1950.

Each item contains three sets of notes.

a) Report to the Napier Borough Council regarding details of the funding sources for the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery and is an appeal to the council for provisions for the museum to have stable and reliable funding from the council. This speech dates from 1948 as it is mentioned that Bestall has been the honorary director for 12 years.

b) Speech entitled: The work of the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery. It is a script for a tour of the museum and highlights what museums do, the staff, what specific collections the museum has, the initial building programme and funding as well as educational programmes.


c) Speech primarily about collecting and the role of museums in preservation. It mentions coming exhibitions such as a show of British watercolours and a handicrafts exhibition and details funding. This speech is circa 1950 as Bestall mentions it is important to preserve a picture of Napier as it is mid-century. This script is incomplete.
Production date
Circa 1948
Circa 1950
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten and typed black and blue ink on paper.
Height x Width: 270 x 210mm
Height x Width: 260 x 208mm
Height x Width: 265 x 210mm
Subject date
Credit line
from the Leo Bestall Collection
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