Description and Promotion of the Royal Architectural Museum Collections

Scope and Content

Comprises of published textual and photographic material describing and promoting the Royal Architectural Museum collections. Includes a guide to the museum, 1876; a descriptive essay based around the museum's holdings, 1884, and a photographic album of selected items from the museum's collections, 1872-1874.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Council of the Royal Architectural Museum regarded the description and promotion of its collections as of great importance for the furtherance of its aims of improving the standards of contemporary art-workmanship. Consequently the office of 'Official Photographer to the Museum' was created in the 1850's and committee members were encouraged to contribute financially and intellectually to the publication of catalogues and guides.


Arranged into a series reflecting the curatorial function of the description and promotion of the Museum's collections.