Art Library Open Day

7 Nov 2015

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry


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Westminster Reference Library

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
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This is a rare opportunity to: Browse the floor-to-ceiling-high shelves in the art stacks, packed with the most wonderful books: Examine closely the library’s most valuable volumes: Take a little time to discuss the history of the collection: Ask questions about the books and library life


We will start promptly at 2pm in the Art Reading Rooms on the first floor at Westminster Reference Library.  After a brief introduction by painter, curator and writer Robert Priseman, WRF’s arts staff will guide our audience through the library’s labyrinthine quarters and will be at hand to answer any questions

There will be a glass of something sparkling and a few nibbles.

All visitors are welcome but due to limited space we can only accommodate a few on a first-come-first-served basis. Booking is essential.

Westminster Reference Library’ arts collection is a source of inspiration and invaluable reference to students and researchers.  The library houses tens of thousands of volumes and membership enables user access to specialist online resources.  There are printing and photocopying facilities, quiet study areas and expert staff at hand to help with complex queries.

Robert Priseman is a painter, curator and writer whose projects include No Human Way to Kill, SUMAC, The Francis Bacon Interiors, Nazi Gas Chambers: From Memory to History and Fame.  His work is held in art museums around the world, including those of The V&A, The Museum der Moderne Salzburg, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Musée de Louvain la Neuve, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, The Mead Art Museum, The Royal Collection Windsor, The Honolulu Museum of Art and The National Galleries of Scotland.

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