Detailed information about how you can study and research the V&A collections and archives both at the museum, in our study centres and online.
Archive of Art & Design
The Archive of Art and Design (AAD) collects, conserves and makes available for research the archives of individuals, associations and companies involved in any stage of the art and design process. These include collections that have been used or built up by artists and designers in the course of their work.
National Art Library
Monday: CLOSED | Tuesday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Wednesday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Thursday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Friday: 10.00 – 18.30 | Saturday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Sunday: CLOSED. The National Art Library is a major public reference library of fine and decorative arts of many countries and periods. Please check the Visiting the National Art Library page for planned closures.
The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion
The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion is located at Blythe House, at Olympia in West London. The aim of the Clothworkers’ Centre is to provide the best possible access to the Museum’s outstanding collection of textiles and fashion in a relaxed and peaceful environment.