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Art and Architecture: Archives

The Sackler Library is the premier research library for the study of art and architecture at the University of Oxford. It incorporates the libraries formerly housed at the History of Art Department and the Ashmolean Museum.

National & specialist archival collections

  • Accademia San Luca (Rome), c. 1590-1635
    Scans, transcriptions and English-language translations of every known notary document in the Archivio di Stato (Rome), relating to the founding and early history of the Accademia di San Luca, Rome.

  • Gli anni della Cupola: The Years of the Cupola (Compiled by Margaret Haines)
    Online edition of the entire contents of the archive of Florence’s Opera del Duomo for the years during which Brunelleschi’s cupola was planned and constructed (1417-1436).
  • WorldCat
    Massive union catalogue of countless libraries worldwide. Useful for finding books and archival materials beyond Oxford.