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National Art Library heritage project

Access to the Library's collections was transformed with the completion of the National Art Library Heritage Project at the end of 2003. With the help of a grant of £958,400 from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund,  the NAL was able to transfer details of all its historic material to the Library Catalogue. The project received matching funding from the V&A itself, plus various other organisations and individuals in the UK and abroad. 

Along with all our general collection material, records for the Library's historic collections of sales and exhibition catalogues as well as the NAL's numerous Special Collections can now be searched online.

 

 


National Art Library opening times

The National Art Library opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 – 17.30 and Friday: 10.00 – 18.30.  It is closed on Mondays and Sundays.



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Word & Image - Art Books and Design from the National Art Library (Hardback)

Word & Image - Art Books and Design from the National Art Library (Hardback)

This unique history brings together more than 150 spectacular objects from the National Art Library's collection of literature, prints, drawings and p…

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Animation: Cinderella's Shoes

This beautiful animation explores the well-loved story of Cinderella as it has been told across the globe for Centuries.

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Event - The Art of Indian Storytelling

Tue 11 August 2015–Sun 24 January 2016

DISPLAY: India has centuries’-old traditions of telling stories. The great myths and legends recalled in ancient epic poems like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana were also manifested in strong artistic traditions of visual narratives, passed down through generations.

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