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Tate Gallery Rooms, (Closing)

Volume 499: debated on Thursday 24 April 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated saving from the closing of the water-colour room at the Tate Gallery.

The authorities of the national museums and galleries were asked to make their contribution to the recent campaign for Civil Service manpower economies, and the authorities of the Tate Gallery decided to make their reduction by closing the lower ground floor rooms, which contain the gallery's water-colour collections. The estimated saving from the staff reductions involved is approximately £1,100 a year.