National Art Gallery and Dominion Museum.
Report of Board of Trustees for the Year ending 31st March, 1936.
Meetings.—During the year seven meetings of the Board have been held and all have been attended by the Society's statutory representatives or their deputies.
Building.—The main contract has been completed and the building handed over to the Board of Trustees. It is proposed to open the building formally on August 1, 1936.
Fittings.—A tender by Billiards Ltd. has been accepted for showcases, etc., and the work is well in hand.
Museum Management Committee.—The Management Committee provided for in the Act has been duly appointed. Seven of its nine members had to be nominated by the Society, which forwarded the names of the President (the Bishop of Waiapu), Mr. J. C. Andersen, Mr. B. C. Aston, Professor J. Rankine Brown, Professor H. B. Kirk, Mr. N. T. Lambourne and Dr. P. Marshall. All these nominations were subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees.
The Museum Management Committee has already met and appointed the necessary sub-committees.
Finance.—The finances are still in a satisfactory state, and it is probable that the money now available will be sufficient to complete the work still remaining to be done.
Grounds.—Arrangements have been made with the City Council for the necessary roading and lay-out at a cost not exceeding £4000.
National Art Gallery.—Several valuable paintings have been given to the Gallery during the year, and a really fine collection of paintings by noted artists is being sent out by the Empire Art Loan Collections Society for the opening ceremony.
W. P. Evans,
4th May, 1936.