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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Fine Art Collection
Description
The Fine Art collection consists of items assembled through the WW II "War Artists" scheme, under which artists were commissioned by the Government's Artists Advisory Committee to undertake specific assignments, or were contracted over a period (usually six months). Some work was also acquired by the Committee following offers received from artists not on the 'official' list.

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The Fine Art collection consists of items assembled through the WW II "War Artists" scheme, under which artists were commissioned by the Government's Artists Advisory Committee to undertake specific assignments, or were contracted over a period (usually six months). Some work was also acquired by the Committee following offers received from artists not on the 'official' list. The Cosford collection includes work by Sir William Rothenstein, Eric Kennington, Charles Cundall and others.
Date range of collection
01/01/1939 -
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford
Cosford Shifnal TF11 8UP
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DOMUS
WM000038 
Email
cosford@rafmuseum.org.uk
Telephone
01902 376 200
Fax
01902 376 211 
Building Information
unlisted. Three heated aircraft hangars of WW II vintage.
Collections Overview
The collections at Cosford form part of those of the RAF Museum at Hendon. They consist mainly of military aircraft, but incorporate the UK's definitive collection of airliners from the immediate post-war days to the present. The museum also houses an art collection, and the world's finest collection of early German rocketry.
Display Overview
The museum occupies three heated hangars on an active airfield, and also accommodates some aircraft out of doors. Presentation is through the aircraft themselves, usually shown with associated equipment, and through cased displays of smaller exhibits.
Star Objects
Liberator B24 bomber, WW II TSR2 research aircraft Lincoln bomber, WW II
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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