The Photographic Archive comprises 600 boxes filled with approximately 140,000 photographs of works of art and architecture. Though predominately black and white, there are a few colour prints. The archive has been indexed in various ways; by Author, by Location and by Theme as well as an index for English Portraits. The Courtauld Institute Illustration Archive, sets 1-4 also make up part of this collection.
The boxes are arranged by artist name and by country for architecture, within each box the prints are sub-divided by collection. The Thematic Index can be used to search by a keyword theme to find suggested artists.
The Visual Resources Centre is open
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
If you would like to view the collections or have a question related to the resources please email the Visual Resources Assistant Francesca Issatt at email@example.com
History of Art Department
University of Oxford
Suite 9, Littlegate House
St Ebbe’s, Oxford
OX1 1PT, United Kingdom