Use the exhibition catalogue listings in the ring binders to find a temporary exhibition by the place in which it was held, or to see complete listings of the Library holdings of exhibition catalogues (up to 1992) by venue.
Exhibition catalogues are listed under the city/town and museum/gallery where they took place. The locations used in the ring binders indicate the geographical arrangement of countries, subdivided by the name of the city or town and finally the museum or gallery (e.g. Z5055 LONDON: Tate Gallery). They reflect the shelf order of the exhibition catalogues.
Name index to artists
Use this index to find artists represented in the Library holdings (up to 1992).
The name index is located in the drawers with pink labels on the left of the catalogue hall, at the back. It provides an alphabetical listing of all artists (including architects, photographers, etc.) who are represented in the collection of the Library (up to 1992). Under the artists’ names, one or more locations are given reflecting the subject area in which material is held (e.g. painting, sculpture, applied arts, etc.). Look up this location in the subject classified catalogue to find everything up to 1992 on the artist on whom you are searching. If you find nothing in the subject catalogue under a given number, the artist could be indexed in the Courtauld Institute Periodicals Index microfiche (please enquire at the desk).
Use this index to find the relevant Library classmark for subject areas.
The subject index is located in the small box drawers with cream-coloured labels on the right of the Catalogue Hall as you enter. It consists of a brief index to the classmarks used in the Library. Subjects are listed alphabetically and corresponding classmarks are given below the heading. In these drawers, there are also special subject classified catalogues of MA reports/BA essays and MPhil/PhD dissertations in addition to the normal cards in the author and subject classified catalogue.