Courtauld Image Libraries
From September 2020, admittance to the Witt and Conway Libraries is strictly by appointment only.
To keep everybody safe, we must limit the number of people in the Library at any one time. Please do not travel to the libraries without a confirmed booking. Bookings can be made via our booking page. Please see our using the image libraries webpage.
The Courtauld’s photographic libraries are an internationally significant resource of over three million images covering Western painting, drawing and printmaking, world architecture, architectural drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and manuscripts.
The two main collections, known as the Witt and Conway libraries, are named after their founders, Sir Robert Witt and Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington
Used as a reference and research resource for scholars and the commercial world for decades, our world-famous libraries have facilitated research into provenance and attribution as well as wider applications to art history and conservation – playing a significant role in the development of the history of art and architecture in the UK and beyond