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Architectural plans and drawings of Auckland War Memorial Museum

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  • Description
    Architectural plans and drawings by Grierson Aimer and Draffin. Including the 1921 competition drawings and plans, detailed plans for construction, and concept drawings and plans for the interior and exterior of the Museum. Drawings include the classical and Maori motifs used throughout the building, the Hall of Memories, and the Cenotaph.
  • Other Number
    MUS-2009-20
  • Collection area
  • Record richness
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Catalogue

  • Catalogue title
    Architectural plans and drawings of Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Identifiers
    MUS-2009-20  (Reference Number)
  • Creator
  • Period
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  • Description
    Architectural plans and drawings by Grierson Aimer and Draffin. Including the 1921 competition drawings and plans, detailed plans for construction, and concept drawings and plans for the interior and exterior of the Museum. Drawings include the classical and Maori motifs used throughout the building, the Hall of Memories, and the Cenotaph.
  • Collection
  • Contains
    13 items in this collection. View all items.
  • Physical description
    6 plan drawers
  • Production
  • Medium
    • Plans
    • Drawing
  • Availability
    • Restricted access due to the size and condition of the plans. Please use digital surrogates.  (Access Notes)
  • Citation
    Architectural plans and drawings of Auckland War Memorial Museum,Grierson, Aimer & Draffin,1921-1934,MUS-2009-20
  • Notes
    Hugh C. Grierson; Kenneth W. Aimer and M. Keith Draffin were the architects of the 1929 building. In 1922 they won the competition to build the new Museum. The Hansford and Mills Construction Company won the contract for construction, and in 1924 building began, with the official opening on November 28 1929.

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