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