Fonds SO 163 - The Arts Society/National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS): Records of Furnishings in Parish Churches

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SO 163

Title

The Arts Society/National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS): Records of Furnishings in Parish Churches

Date(s)

  • 1990-2021 (Creation)

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Fonds

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37 pieces

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Name of creator

(1968-2017)

Administrative history

Became The Arts Society from 17 May 2017. Forms Church Recorders Groups for the recording of church furnishings and fabric.

Name of creator

(2017-)

Administrative history

Began 17 May 2017. Arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies. Aims to bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, 1968-2017.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 13 December 1993 (MS 33450 numbered SO 163/1); 9 March 1994 (MS 33451 numbered SO 163/2); 7 April 1995 (MS 33525 numbered SO 163/3); 13 July 1995 (MS 33526 numbered SO 163/4); 3 May 1996 (MS 33617 numbered SO 163/5-6); 14 April 1997 (MS 34538, ACC 1997/5 numbered SO 163/7); 2 July 1997 (ACC 1997/55 numbered SO 163/8); 7 March 2001 (ACC 2000/295 numbered SO 163/9); 19 June 2001 (ACC 2001/73 numbered SO 163/10); 2 August 2002 (ACC 2002/107 numbered SO 163/11-12); 2 December 2003 (ACC 2003/146 numbered SO 163/13-14); 8 November 2004 (ACC 2004/180 numbered SO 163/15); 29 November 2005 (ACC 2005/265 numbered SO 163/16); 23 January 2008 (ACC 2007/347 numbered SO 163/17); 5 February 2008 (ACC 2007/373 numbered SO 163/18-19); 27 November 2008 (ACC 2008/275 numbered SO 163/20), 13 January 2008 (ACC 2008/316 numbered SO 163/21-22); 1 March 2012 (ACC 2011/310 numbered SO 163/23); 14 August 2012 (ACC 2012/119 numbered SO 163/24); 2 February 2013 (ACC 2012/284 numbered SO 163/25); 26 March 2013 (ACC 2012/357 numbered SO 163/26); 7 May 2013 (ACC 2013/34 numbered SO 163/27); 27 June 2014 (ACC 2014/63 numbered SO 163/28); 15 October 2014 (ACC 2014/149 numbered SO 163/29); 27 October 2014 (ACC 2014/160 numbered SO 163/30); 17 March 2016 (ACC 2015/271 numbered SO 163/31), 13 December 2016 (ACC 2016/227 numbered SO 163/32), 26 September 2017 (ACC 2017/88 numbered SO 163/33), 16 November 2017 (ACC 2017/116 numbered SO 163/34-35), 16 January 2018 (ACC 2017/156 numbered SO 163/36), 14 June 2019 (ACC 2019/38 numbered SO 163/37), 29 January 2020 (ACC 2019/215 numbered SO 163/38), 15 July 2021 (ACC 2021/69 numbered SO 163/39), 15 July 2021 (ACC 2021/70 numbered SO 163/40). List amended March 2016 (IRP); September (IRP); November 2017 (HV); January 2018 (TT); June 2019 (AB); January 2020 (HV); July 2021 (IP).

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Scope and content

Church Recorder Groups, comprising NADFAS members, were set up from 1973 onwards. Their aim is to make comprehensive records of the furnishings in churches with photographs and/or drawings, and to verify, where possible, the history of these furnishings. The original record is given to the church and copies are sent to the National Monuments Record Centre in Swindon and the Council for the Care of Churches (both of which are given a set of photographs and the negatives), the Victoria and Albert Museum Library, the diocese and the NADFAS Church Recorders Library.

The record produced for the furnishings of each church usually comprises sections on memorials and monuments, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, documents and registers, windows and other miscellaneous. The age, history, designer and donor are researched and the state of preservation is noted.

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Copyright resides with NADFAS. Contact: NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street, London, WC1A 1DA.

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5adb8d7e-6e24-4c7d-91a7-92790a2aeaf3

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Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 23/06/2000 by Droip. Modified 29/01/2020 by Drohv.

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