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Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum - Collections - August 2016

The main catalogue including images of almost all the accessioned objects
Fine Arts collections comprise oil paintings, sculpture and works on paper - watercolours, prints and book illustrations.
oil paintings : sculpture : watercolour paintings
prints : book illustrations .
Decorative Arts collections comprise ceramics, glass and furniture including clocks. There are also small collections of silver and silver plate, ivories and watches.
General part of the ceramics collection :
Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian Pottery :
Milner collection of 20th century Staffordshire pottery :
Goss and Goss type ornaments :
Victorian ceramic tiles :
glass collection :
furniture collection :
silver, silver-plate and spoons collection :
ivories collection :
watches collection :

Other minor collections include animal heads and horns, treated as furnishing rather than natural history,
petwer and brass (around 25% stored as digital images),
Military Medals (less than 20% stored as digital images),
Arms and Armour (no digital images in August 2016),
General Scarlett collection


Archives / Photographs

There is a small collection of antique books and an archive of local manuscripts and printed material amounting to over 2,000 individual items. There are also sizeable collections of photographs (over 3,000) and postcards (approaching 1,800).

These collections have all been recorded in the Modes collection management system but the archive, photographs and postcard collections are too large to be handled by this viewer when used with mobile devices. A limited version of the documents archive is available with extracts mainly relating to other collections and to Towneley Hall itself. By August 2016, less than 5% of the photographs had been stored as digitally images and a subset of these photographs is available.


Collections on Loan

Bracewell Collection of Noel H Leaver watercolours on loan from the Towneley Hall Society


Note on object records
The viewer displays object data extracted from a Modes xml back-up file according to each object's template value, displaying everything except location properties.


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