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Report Prepared for the War Cabinet

A report prepared for the War Cabinet on the history of Tate during World War II. It includes such information as the evacuation of work to safe houses, the varied uses of the Gallery building, and the role of Tate staff during the war.

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Letter from Tate to the Ministry of Works Regarding Plans for Evacuation of Works

Letter, marked as 'secret', from Tate to the Ministry of Works regarding plans for the evacuation of artworks in the event of war.

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Letter from Ministry of Works Regarding Plans for Evacuation of Artworks

Letter from the Ministry of Works to John Rothenstein requesting information on the Gallery's plans for evacuation of artworks in the event of war.

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Order of Removal for Artworks stored in Green Park Station

Document providing instructions for storage of art works in Green Park station. During the second world war, Tate shared storage space in Green Park Station with the Museum of London.

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Diagram of Piccadilly Underground Station Storage Area

Diagram showing the area of Piccadilly underground station used for storage of artworks during World War II.

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Correspondence Concerning Humidity in the Undergound Stations

Letter from Tate Director John Rothenstein to F. Rawlins, Keeper at the National Gallery, seeking advice on the correct temperature for storage of artworks.

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Correspondence Concerning Humidity in the Undergound Stations

Letter from Rawlins, Keeper at the National Gallery, in response to Tate Director John Rothenstein's request for advice about correct temperatures for storage of artworks.

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Correspondence Concerning Humidity in the Underground

Letter from Tate Director John Rothenstein to Rawlins of the National Gallery requesting a meeting to discuss conditions for storage of artworks in Picadilly underground station. Artworks were stored in the underground during World War II.

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Correspondence Concerning Humidity in the Underground

Letter from Tate Director to William Chappin, the head warder at the Gallery, concerning the conditions in the underground stations for storing works of art. During World War II artworks were stored in the Tube to protect them from bombing raids.

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