Category Archives: Archives

Artists’ Lives resource

Have you ever come across the Artists’ Lives resource from the British Library? It is a fantastic collection of aural interviews with artists where you can hear them talk about their lives, work, friendships and more. It is a platform … Continue reading

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Artists and Archives

South London Gallery At time of writing The South London Gallery, along with other galleries in the UK, is closed due to the pandemic, however you can find some great information and events online around their exhibition  An archive by … Continue reading

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The Social Art Library

The Social Art Library  is a new collectively-built archive and resource library for and about social art practice by AXIS. It is one of the outcomes of  a project with Manchester Metropolitan University, in recognition that increasing numbers of Axis … Continue reading

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65,000 photographs to browse on Ed Ruscha archive

The Getty Research Institute (GRI), had launched 12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive, which is an interactive website allowing you to browse through more than 65,000 photographs taken by artist Ed Ruscha between 1965 and 2007 of Sunset Boulevard in … Continue reading

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VADS images resource new website

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a unique repository of images created and managed by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Library. They have just released a new website, and the updated VADS offers improved access to its archive … Continue reading

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Argos catalogue archive online

Last month Argos announced it would stop printing it’s seminal paper catalogue (apparently once found in three quarters of British homes, and only the Bible was found in more homes!), as online shopping increases. It was first printed 47 years … Continue reading

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Archives for the future

We are currently living through a historic time. When we want to research historic moments we often go to archives and museums specialising in that area or subject. In the future it is likely the extraordinary time we are living … Continue reading

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Copyright free images

Are you looking for images you can use without having to worry about copyright?  Most images you can find on the internet will have some kind of copyright, even if there is nothing to indicate it. It’s important to check … Continue reading

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Time to vote!

With the election fast approaching, we have put up a display in Aldgate library tying in Art and Politics (a vast subject!). Did you know Parliament has its own art collection?  It is jointly owned by the House of Commons … Continue reading

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Sound archives and exhibitions

South London Gallery: Her Noise Currently on display at the South London Gallery is a selection of items from the ‘Her Noise’ archive, which is held at London College of Communication as part of their Archives and Special Collections. Her … Continue reading

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