National Collection of War Art   (898)
1952 - current  range held: 1901 - 1987


War artists were appointed in both World Wars.Their work was held in a number of different institutions before settling at Archives New Zealand in 1981. During that time dispersal meant some works were damaged, others were lost, and no comprehensive list was ever originally made. The numbering sequence in series 898 is an artificial one, begun by the National Art Gallery in 1952, and continued by the then National Archives (Archives NZ) from 1981 with a Q prefix and continues to be used to this day.

Digital images of this collection can be viewed on the War Art database.



Dates of Holdings : 1901 - 1987
Location of Holdings : Archives New Zealand, Head Office, Wellington
Access : Open  see more …
Archives NZ description type : Series (see more about description types)
Version Number: 11
Date Approved: 08/10/2020