The Department of History of Art has a study collection of around 250,000 photographic works, primarily in the form of 35mm colour transparency slides and black & white prints. Begun in the mid-1970s as a visual resource for the department of History of Art, the picture 'library' soon became a central service, providing comprehensive support for staff and students across campus. The coverage of the collection is extensive, spanning pre-history to the present day; embracing the popular and exclusive, celebrated and obscure, functional and artistic. Notably, the holdings have been greatly enriched over the years by the photography of lecturers and archive staff, with a total of around 60,000 original images documenting buildings and artefacts. This original photographic material is now housed in a climate-controlled environment, and may be viewed by arrangement.
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