Martin Green made this Freedom of Information request to Essex County Council

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Dear Essex County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know, how many works of art are owned by your council? How many of these are in storage? And what is the total value of all these artworks?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Green

Martin Giess Office Strategy Manager -EPF, Essex County Council

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Dear Mr Green

Thank you for your request for information on artwork, which was received
by Essex County Council on 15 December 2010.

We will determine and let you know whether we hold the information you
have requested and consider whether it is exempt from disclosure. Under
certain circumstances we may charge for providing information, but we will
let you know before we do any work that would incur a charge.

Your request is covered by the Freedom of Information Act , under which we
must respond within 20 working days.

Please contact me if you would like further advice or assistance about
your request or your right to access information held by Essex County


Martin Giess

Senior Facilities & Office Strategy Manager

EPF - Essex Property & Facilities

Environment, Sustainability & Highways

Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 434089 | extension: 40089 | [mobile number] | email: [email address]

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David Humphreys Records Manager -EPF, Essex County Council

Dear Mr Green

Many thanks for your email dated 15^th December asking for information
regarding Art work owned by Essex County Council and apologies for the
delay in responding. Please find below our response to the three questions
you have raised.

How many works of art are owned by your Council?

The Council owns 42 Fine Art Paintings

How many of these are in storage?

Of the 42 Fine Art Paintings, 2 are currently not on display.

What is the total value of all these artworks?

The Fine Art paintings have been assessed in 2010 as having an auction
sale value between £143,100 and £207,100 with an insurance value of

I trust this information satisfies your request. However, should you
require anything further, please contact me and I will endeavour to assist
you further.

If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, please let me
know. If I am unable to resolve the issue immediately, I will explain our
complaints procedure.

If, after following our complaints procedure, you are still not satisfied,
you are entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to review our
decision. You can contact him at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625 454700

Yours sincerely

David Humphreys
Records Manager
Essex Property and Facilities
Environment, Sustainability & Highways

DDI: 01245 431365, Ednet: 21365

Intranet: [1]Central Records Management Service

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