Research Libraries and Archives

Pallant House Gallery presents new perspectives on British art from 1900 to now. The Library and Archive reflects the Gallery’s extensive and continuously developing collection of Modern British art.

The Library has nearly 19,000 volumes, with an emphasis on Modern British art and artists in the Gallery’s collection, other art periods and movements; painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking; medium, technique and method; and includes over 8,000 exhibition catalogues, rare publications, monographs and biographies, press cuttings and ephemera.

The Archive relates to the artists and collectors associated with the Gallery. Of note are Colin St John Wilson’s Papers; R.B.Kitaj and the Kelpra Press Correspondence; the Hans Feibusch Studio Archive; the Clare Neilson/Paul Nash Collection; the George Dannatt Collection; Charles Kearley Papers; and the Kit Barker Archive. These contain unique materials such as correspondence, artist’s sketchbooks, scrapbooks and notebooks, and photographs. There is also an archive relating to the history of Pallant House Gallery and its development.

Visitors to the Gallery are welcome to visit the Reading Room. Researchers wishing to use the Library and Archive need to make an appointment.

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Email: Tel: 01243 770829