Can you provide any details about Brown U's collection of military miniatures? i.e., on display and open to the public?
Thanks for your help.
Larry, here's the link to the Brown Military History Collection. They do a lot more than their collection of 6,000 figures (mostly 54mm) depicting the uniforms of soldiers up to1945. The Brown University military history collection has one of the world's largest depositories of information on military uniforms. They have a huge collection of books, artwork and materials. The figures are on public display. When I was attending the Naval War College in 1991, I had the opportunity to view part of the collection brought to the NWC Museum for the Art and Artists in Newport show. I was astounded to find another figure painter at the show, between us we displayed about ten 1/16th scale figures. Since you're in Massachusetts, I can also recommend the Bunker Hill museum, which has a nice 1/87th or 1/72 (I can't remember what scale it is) display of the entire battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill) in Boston. It has hundreds of figures in the Diorama. Here's the link: