British museum director, art historian, and novelist (1918-1990). These papers reflect Piper's tenure as director of the National
Portrait Gallery (1964-1967), the Fitzwilliam Museum (1967-1973), and the Ashmolean Museum (1973-1985), as well as his position
on various boards and institutions. The collection consists of letters, notes, essays, reports, clippings, and some single
journal issues and promotional material concerning the arts in Britain.