Project Description

ArtReach is working with Portsmouth City Council as it seeks to develop and promote its world class Collection of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes archive material.

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) owns the world’s foremost Collection of Conan Doyle material, gifted as a bequest by Richard Lancelyn-Green in 2004. The material comprises 20,000 items including photographs, letters, documents, Sherlock Holmes film posters, theatre programmes and memorabilia and one complete original Holmes manuscript, The Creeping Man.  ArtReach is working with PCC to develop means to effectively present and promote the material, making this extraordinary Collection accessible to local people in Portsmouth, as well as to scholars world-wide.