The British Library has fantastic resources for art and design research. We have a wide range of unique or rare visual materials, such as artists’ books, prints, drawings, and photographs, as well as beautiful collections of bindings and decorated papers. The collections include a vast array of books and journals on art history, photography and design, databases such as the Vogue archive, and the Artists’ Lives collection of oral history interviews.
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. You will learn about our Art & Design collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff and other researchers in your field. The events are solely for first-year PhD students who are new to the Library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To make the most of your day, you may wish to get a free Reader Pass before the event.
Students will learn about our collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff as well as other researchers in their field. In addition to an understanding of the Library’s collections, the students gain a wider introduction to the information landscape in their field and research opportunities opening up in digital information environment. Numbers are limited and, as these events are very popular, we do encourage early booking. Places cost £5.00 and this includes lunch.
Students are welcome to attend any Open Days if they feel it is relevant to their area of research.
For details of the all events taking place at the British Library please see the British Library website.