About The New Baxter Society
The New Baxter Society was formed in 1983, following a very successful
exhibition of Baxter's work at Reading Museum and Art Gallery. Our objectives
are to further interest in the work of George Baxter, his Licensees and
Nineteenth-Century Colour Printing. Members include collectors, academics and
public bodies around the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada,
New Zealand, USA and mainland Europe.
Members' articles and illustrations are included in the three 8-page Newsletters
circulated each year and regular Members' Meetings are arranged which may take
the form of a lecture, an exhibition or a visit to view
Collections. The Society has published a number of reference books for
collectors covering the work of George Baxter, Abraham Le Blond, Joseph Mansell
and Bradshaw & Blacklock.
One of our Summer Meetings was held in Redbourn, giving members the chance to
bring along and talk about some favourite items from their own collections.
Later in the year we combined the formality of our AGM with interesting visits
to the collections held by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and also the
Birmingham Central Library. Other recent events have included:
a visit to George Baxter's birthplace of Lewes where the Town Council were
exhibiting their collection,
presentations by Mic Relf; 'Vincent Brooks, Colour Printer' and Syd Exton 'The
Views & Souvenirs of Thomas Nelson'.