Standing Commission & Board of Trustees: Lord Melchett
2 sub-folders of newspaper cuttings and correspondence with Lord Melchett regarding his service as a Trustee. Consists of:
1) Rt Hon Lord Melchett: Correspondence and newspaper cuttings. Topics covered include: donation of a Piat Projector, termination of time as Trustee, attendance and minutes of Board Meetings, acquisition of copy of Lord McGowan's speech, advice from Captain Crookshank on obtaining objects during the Second World War, bidding for more government funding, selection of war films and artists, whether or not to extend remit of Museum, evacuation of paintings to Lord Melchett's house. Also contains sale catalogues from Coleworth House in Bedfordshire in 1947.
2) Lord Melchett: Correspondence and newspaper cuttings. Topcis covered include: reappointment as trustee, possibility of evacuating pictures, pictures to be evacuated as a priority, acquisition of piece of white flag from surrender of Jerusalem 1917, appointment as Trustee.