Category Archives: External archives and libraries

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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British Art and Natural Forces online programme

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art has been hosting an online programme of research events relating to British Art and Natural Forces. The events focus on the encounter between artistic and art-historical practice and the forces of … 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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Homemade banners book and online archives

A new book about banners celebrating women’s empowerment, made by artists has been published, and you can see some of the great artworks in this Guardian article, as well an online preview of the book here. Where else might you … 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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Beautiful books online

London Met has thousands of E-books available online, but if you are missing our wonderful art books in the library, where else can you find beautiful ones online to browse? Some places such as the British Library and Oxford University … 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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