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Library opening hours

Friday 3 February: 9.30am-5pm only, due to the train strike

Normal hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 7pm

New additions to the library

Christie's and Sotheby's sales catalogues, 2020 onwards. (Please email for password: available to current SIA staff and students only)

Haiven, Max. Art after Money, Money after Art : Creative Strategies Against Financialization.

Howard, Christopher. The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist.

IsraeĢˆls, Machtelt. Piero Della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist

Paris, Mario, ed. Making Prestigious Places: How Luxury Influences the Transformation of CitiesAB.LUX.PAR

Spring, Chris. Angaza Africa: African Art Now. FIA4.AFR.SPR


Hot Topics in the Art World  is the e-book series edited by Sotheby's Institute of Art.  Physical copies are also available in the library

The Art Newspaper is best accessed via EBSCO here