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National Network for the Arts in Health (NNAH) Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2603 NNAH
Held at: Goldsmiths College, University of London
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Full title: National Network for the Arts in Health (NNAH) Collection
Date(s): 2000-2007
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 50 linear metres
Name of creator(s): National Network for the Arts in Health (2000-2007)
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Network for the Arts in Health NNAH (2000-2007) was a registered charity registered under Chairty Number 1084023. The organisation was an advocate for the Arts in Health field, bringing together the arts and health communities and supporting the use of the arts to improve patientsí experience. It was chaired to 2007 by Catherine McLoughlin CBE, Company Secretary was Guy Eades. The organisation was funded by the Kings Fund and the Arts Council from 2000 until 2007, when it closed. The NNAH succeeded, and shared the aims of, the organisation 'Hospital Arts', founded by J Hugh Baron (b 1931), c 1980.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection covers the work of the NNAH from its founding c 2000 up to its closure in 2007. It includes the institutional archives of the National Network for Arts in Health (NNAH) and the Baron Archive of Health Care Arts (c 1980-2000). The resources collected by both organisations include files on art, drama and music projects in the health service supported by Art in Hospitals and the NNAH, together with a library of 150 books, 4,500 reports and pamphlets and other research materials assembled as a resource for education and research.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Archival collections are filed as created. Project documentation is arranged alphabetically and includes slides, artist's statements, and ephemera. Pamphlets and reports are filed thematically, by type of art practice. The 150 published monographs are unsorted.

Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation by appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copying policy is available in the library.

Finding aids:

List available in the library.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The Hospital Arts archive was transferred to the NNAH, c 2000. The collections were compiled by the NNAH and stored on behalf of the NNAH by Art in Hospitals, from 2000 until 2008, when they were transferred to Goldsmiths by Deed of Gift.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to Goldsmiths in 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Has parts: NNAH institutional archive (NNAH/AD) and Baron Archive of Health Care Arts (NNAH/BARON).

Papers of J Hugh Baron (b 1931) [physician and biomedical scientist] are held at the Wellcome Library GB 0120 GC/199, GC/241, SA/BHC, SA/PRO

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Jacqueline Cooke, Research Support Librarian

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:

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