Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly Public Catalogue Foundation
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Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

Code 9781904931300CORNHB
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This hardback book contains information on over 1,500 oil paintings in public collections in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, compiled by the Public Catalogue Foundation.

May 2009

This catalogue has 257 pages with over 1,550 colour reproductions. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8–2.8 kg.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly catalogue reveals 1,556 publicly owned oil paintings from 54 collections across the county and the archipelago off Land's End. The largest single collection is the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro with just over 400 paintings. Other significant holdings are found at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance and Falmouth Art Gallery. The smaller collections include volunteer-run museums, hospitals, libraries, town councils and two fire stations. Brought together in one volume, these paintings constitute an important visual record of the counties' history and topography as well as the artists who lived and worked there.

Collections included

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden; Bodmin Town Council; Bodmin Town Museum; Bude-Stratton Town Council; Camborne Library; Camborne School of Mines; Cornish Studies Library; Cornwall Council; Cornwall's Regimental Museum; English Heritage, Launceston Castle; English Heritage, Pendennis Castle; Falmouth Art Gallery; Falmouth Fire Station; Falmouth Town Council; Fowey Museum; Geevor Tin Mine; Gerrans Heritage Centre; Helston Folk Museum; Helston Town Council; Isles of Scilly Museum; Kerrier District Council; Launceston Town Council; Lawrence House Museum; Liskeard Town Council; Mount Edgcumbe House; National Maritime Museum Cornwall; Newlyn Art Gallery; Newquay Hospital; Newquay Old Cornwall Society; Padstow Museum; Passmore Edwards Institute; Penlee House Gallery & Museum; Penryn Town Council and Museum; Penzance Town Council; Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling; Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and Archive; Redruth Town Council; Redruth Town Museum; Royal Cornwall Hospital; Royal Institution of Cornwall; Saltash Heritage Museum and Local History Centre; Saltash Town Council; St Agnes Museum; St Austell Town Council; St Ives Library; St Ives Town Council; St Mary's Hospital; St Michael's Hospital; The Looe Guildhall Collection; The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society; Truro City Council; Truro Fire Station; University College Falmouth Art Collection; West Cornwall Hospital

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