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Auckland Society of Arts gallery, 1905

Auckland Society of Arts gallery, 1905

The Auckland Society of Arts was founded in 1869, the first art society in New Zealand. This 1905 photograph of the society's gallery shows the hanging conventions prevalent at the time: closely grouped rows of paintings hung, in many cases, from picture rails. The chairs stand in regimented lines awaiting a horde of art lovers.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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Roger Blackley, 'Art galleries and collections - 19th-century collections and galleries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42078/auckland-society-of-arts-gallery-1905 (accessed 17 January 2021)

Story by Roger Blackley, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 8 Aug 2016