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The Witt Library

The collection held by the Witt Library includes photographs and reproductions of Western paintings, drawings and engravings from c. 1200 to the present day. The collection now numbers in excess of 1.8 million items with over 66,000 artists represented.

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The Conway Library

The Conway Library holds photographs of architecture, architectural drawings, sculpture and illuminated manuscripts.

Covering the period from approximately the fifth century B.C. to the present there are also sections devoted to metalwork, ivories, coins and medals, stained glass, panel and wall painting.

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Volunteer Programme

Our community of volunteers come from all walks of life and we provide an open-minded, positive and safe space where everyone is treated with respect, acceptance and gratitude.

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The Slide Library

This collection contains more than 200,000 slides covering a range of subjects from painting, sculpture and architecture to illuminated manuscripts, prints and decorative arts.

It also includes videos of art historical interest, including films about individual artists, techniques and museums as well as feature films with art historical themes. There is currently a programme of digitisation underway to give students access to high-quality digital images for research.

The Photographic Survey

The Photographic Survey records the works of art in private collections in England, Wales and Ireland and to make their existence known to scholars.

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Art & Architecture

The Courtauld's collections of paintings and drawings are available as more than 41,000 digital images on Art & Architecture, a Lottery-funded website.

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