HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2268W

asked the President of the Board of Education if the South Court of the Victoria and Albert Museum contains sculptured monuments to which several casts in an adjoining northerly court are germane from the point of view of art and education; if the metal work collections are exhibited in courts still further north; and whether the casts of sculptured monuments were originally acquired by the museum for the special purpose of supplementing the collection of cognate original sculptures with a view to forming as complete an illustration of such architectural decorative work as is reasonably possible?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The sculptured monuments presumably referred to are placed in the West and East Halls (Rooms 48 and 50), and the casts in the Square Court (Room 46). The South Court and the adjacent bays (Rooms 25–37) contain some of the metal work collections. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.