Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Library

Contact details

Website: www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/ Email: collections@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)207 580 0311

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Library

About the library

The library at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art holds a comprehensive collection of study materials on British art and architecture from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Particular strengths are the collections on artists, the British country house, the 18th-century Grand Tour and the Royal Academy of Arts.

There are a number of information files relating to art in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries, including print publishers catalogues, newspaper reviews of Royal Academy of Arts exhibitions and regional exhibiting societies catalogues.

The library contains approximately 26,000 books, pamphlets, exhibition catalogues and theses, 8000 auction catalogues and 240 serial titles. The collection is reference only.

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Library also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.

Location

Browse all of Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Library records in Library Hub Discover here.