National Art Gallery and Dominion Museum Board of Trustees.
After being closed to the public for some years under war conditions the Art Gallery was formally reopened on April 12th, 1949, by the Right Hon. the Prime Minister, and the Museum on September 27th, 1949, by His Excellency the Governor General.
Both Art Gallery and Museum have been considerably improved during the process of reconditioning, and, at last, a long-needed porte-cochère at the east entrance is actually under construction.
Both Gallery and Museum still suffer from lack of regular transport by tram or bus and both suffer from the dirty and destructive habits of a few visitors, paintings being smeared and exhibits cut or stolen.
The special exhibitions in the Art Gallery have been very successful, and at the Museum, the Maori Hall has been rendered really instructive as well as attractive.
W. P. Evans
Representatives on the Board of Trustees.