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Book Library closure period

Monday, 29 July, 2013 by Book Library Team

Please be aware that the Book Library will be closed from the 1st of August through to the 1st of September, inclusive. The library staff can still be contacted via the Booklib email address. Courtauld Institute of Art staff and … Continue reading

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Copac update

Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 by Nick Brown

The latest addition to Copac (the National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue) is the Henry Moore Institute Research Library. This means that you can now cross-search their holdings of over 20,000 volumes specialising in British sculpture post-1850 at the same time … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wilde bequest: offprints and beyond

Monday, 15 July, 2013 by hlam

Having this week completed a reorganization of fifteen boxes of offprints from the Johannes Wilde bequest; I thought I would write a few words on the material preserved within these boxes. This fragment of Wilde’s legacy collection, significant in size … Continue reading

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New Books: London & UK Exhibition Catalogues

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 by hlam

We’ve got a very fetching new books display at the moment, with the UK exhibition catalogues cutting a particularly fine figure as the summer shows are unleashed – most recently the Courtauld’s own Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the ’20s, … Continue reading

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New Online Resource: Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Film Collection

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 by Nick Brown

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dunbarton Oaks have recently made available online fourteen films from their collection. Of greatest interest to Courtauld staff and students will be those dealing with the restoration and conservation, during the first … Continue reading

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Featured Book: Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 by Eleanor Keane

Choosing a ‘favourite thing’ from the Book Library is very difficult because we have such a wealth of items in our Special Collections and also on our main shelves.  Since I began working here I have come across tiny, fragile … Continue reading

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Featured Resource: Name Index of Artists

Friday, 5 April, 2013 by Book Library Team

The Library’s card indexes are no longer heavily used and understandably, as they have not been updated since 1992.  Nevertheless, if you aim to gather as much information on a specific artist as possible, it would be unwise to ignore … Continue reading

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New Art History Resources Online

Monday, 25 February, 2013 by Nick Brown

Several resources of art historical interest have recently become available online, with a special relevance to those studying British art history. The Royal Academy Winter Exhibition catalogues from 1870 to 1939 have been digitised and are now available on the … Continue reading

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Good news for Raphael lovers…

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

  The cataloguing of the John Shearman library is proceeding apace and a jewel of the library is his Raphael collection. The Raphael books number just over 250 volumes and are, except for the occasional stray volume, fully catalogued. The … Continue reading

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Benezit Dictionary of Artists Online

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013 by Nick Brown

We are pleased to announce our subscription to the online version of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.   Benezit comprises approximately 170,000 artist entries. In addition to biographical information, many records also includes signatures, auction records, holding institutions and exhibition … Continue reading

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