The Essex Catalogue

Discover the paintings you own: The Hidden Heritage of Essex revealed

The first complete catalogue of all paintings in public ownership in the county.
Published by The Public Catalogue Foundation, December 2006

Essex boasts an enviably broad and exciting range of 2,135 oil paintings in 59 collections, and each painting is illustrated in colour.

The collections are:

Anglia Ruskin University – 1
Audley End House, English Heritage – 38
Basildon Arts Trust – 14
Basildon District Council: The Motor Boat Museum – 3
Belchamp St Paul Community House – 2
Birdbrook Community House – 6
Braintree District Museum – 54
Braintree Library – 1
Brentwood Museum – 2
Broomfield Hospital – 21
Burnham on Crouch and District Local History Society – 3
Castle Point Borough Council – 6
Chelmsford Museums – 179
Colchester Archaeological Trust – 4
Colchester County High School – 4
Colchester Museums – 222
Combined Military Services Museum – 1
Dutch Cottage Museum – 4
Earls Colne Parish Council – 2
Epping Forest District Museum – 44
Essex County Council – 98
Essex Police Museum – 16
Essex Record Office – 17
Feering & Kelvedon Local History Museum – 2
Frinton & Walton Town Council – 2
Fry Art Gallery – 65
Great Bardfield Local History Society – 1
Great Dunmow Town Council – 1
Halstead Town Council – 5
Harlow Art Trust -7
Harlow Council – 2
Harwich Town Council – 7
Leigh Heritage Centre – 5
Maldon District Museum – 13
Maldon Library – 1
Maldon Town Council – 6
North Weald Air Museum – 15
Ongar War Memorial Hospital – 6
Royal Gunpowder Mills / Waltham Abbey – 3
Saffron Walden Community Hospital – 1
Saffron Walden Library – 6
Saffron Walden Museum – 40
Saffron Walden Town Council – 8
Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum – 638
South Essex Partnership NHS Trust – 1
Southend Museums Service: Beecroft Art Gallery – 353
Southend Pier Museum Foundation – 4
Southend University Hospital – 2
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – 4
Tendring District Council – 1?
Thaxted Guildhall – 1
The Constable Trust – 1
The Nottage Maritime Institute – 8
Thomas Plume's Library – 16
Thurrock Museum – 26
University of Essex – 23 
University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art – 77
Uttlesford District Council – 1
Victor Batte-Lay Trust – 18 

TOTAL……………………………………………………………………………………..2135

Press Coverage

BBC Radio Essex

Feature including interview with Charles Samaurez-Smith.

The Echo

12 December 2006
Large feature including images.

East Anglian Daily Times

2 January 2007
Article with images.

Braintree and Witham Times

6 December 2006
Article with images.

Epping Forest Independent

15 December 2006
News piece.

St. Osyth News

February 2007 Issue
News piece.

Nadfas Magazine

December 2007
Essex Catalogue featured in an article about the Alfred Munnings Museum

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