Collection NameTate Public Records: Statutory duties
Reference Number (click the number to browse all records in this collection)TG 19
Alternative Reference NumberGB 70 TG 19
TitleStatutory duties
Access StatusOPEN
LocationRed Zone
DescriptionScope and content: export licensing policy, 1949-1969; export licences, 1945-1970; import licensing policy, 1932-1976; import licences, 1945-1973; Estate Duty Office policy, 1964-1978; Estate Duty Office files, 1919-1978; Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1963-1983.
ArrangementThe archive has been listed according to the principles set out in the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and to guidelines issued by the Public Record Office. The list comprises the file reference, dates, title and brief description. Archives relating to statutory duties have been given the class number TG 19. Material in this class has been listed down to file level.
Administrative HistoryThe Director has a number of statutory duties which are often carried out on his behalf by members of the Collections Division. These include the statutory responsibility of examining applications for exemption from duty on imported sculpture; consultation on exports of works of art which fall within the scope of the collections; and advice on claims for exemption from estate duty on works of art of national significance.
Custodial HistoryThe records have either been deposited in the archives via the Director's Office or had previously been transferred to Gallery Records or its predecessors.
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