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  • Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Grafton Galleries, London, 1912

    Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition catalogue, Grafton Galleries, London, 1912

  • Catalogue for Andy Warhol's 1971 exhibition, including hot pink end-papers, from Tate Publishing

    Catalogue for Andy Warhol’s 1971 exhibition, including hot pink end-papers, from Tate Publishing

  • Tate Publishing catalogue for The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions exhibition, 1945

    Tate Publishing catalogue for The Tate Gallery’s Wartime Acquisitions exhibition, 1945

  • Catalogue accompanying a memorial exhibition of Edward Wadsworth's work in 1951, from Tate Publishing

    Catalogue accompanying a memorial exhibition of Edward Wadsworth’s work in 1951, from Tate Publishing

  • Wassily Kandinsky, Über das Geistige in der Kunst, exhibition catalogue, R. Piper, Munich, 1912

    Wassily Kandinsky, Über das Geistige in der Kunst, exhibition catalogue, R. Piper, Munich, 1912

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  • Illustrated Catalogue of Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters, 1912 exhibition catalogue from Tate Publishing

    Illustrated Catalogue of Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters, 1912 exhibition catalogue from Tate Publishing

  • 1964 Miró exhibition catalogue from Tate Publishing

    1964 Miró exhibition catalogue from Tate Publishing

  • Tate Publishing catalogue for Turner 1775-1851 exhibition at Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1948

    Tate Publishing catalogue for Turner 1775–1851 exhibition at Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 1948

Tate Library has a pre-eminent collection of exhibition and collection catalogues dating from early Royal Academy exhibitions to the latest contemporary shows.

The collection is especially strong on international modern art, with the greatest focus on post-war European and American art. It includes catalogues of temporary individual-artist exhibitions, group shows, permanent and private collections.

Many rare items are included in the collection, which documents the development of an exhibiting culture in the UK and abroad. It is an essential resource for research on artists, in particular their early careers.

Access exhibition and collection catalogues

Exhibition and collection catalogues are available for consultation on request at the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms at Tate Britain.

Donate catalogues

The Library welcomes donations of current exhibition catalogues and operates an exchange programme with selected museums and galleries worldwide.