Slide from the Tate Archive documenting a Turner Prize protest in 1992

Slide from the Tate Archive documenting a Turner Prize protest in 1992

Auction catalogues

Tate Library holds auction catalogues from the major UK auction houses and their overseas operations from the 1960s onwards, plus selective collections from British provincial and foreign auctioneers and dealers.

These are not included in the online Library catalogue. Many earlier auction catalogues are also held on microform. Contact the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms for information on auction catalogues.

Documentary audio and video recordings

Documentary audio and video recording (both published and unpublished) including recordings of many Tate events and interviews with artists, are listed on the Library catalogue and available for consultation in the Reading Rooms.

Microfilm and microfiche collections

Important documentary collections of exhibition and auction catalogues, periodical runs and image collections. These are not fully indexed on the online catalogue; contact the Reading Rooms for further information.

Press cuttings

Around half a million press cuttings, culled mainly from British newspapers, weeklies and magazines from the 1960s onward, on individual artists and selective subjects.

Although cuttings are not individually indexed, a general record (headed ‘Press Cuttings’) appears on the Library catalogue where there is a substantial amount of material on an artist. To check what is held on other artists and general subjects contact the Reading Rooms.

Printed ephemera relating to artists

Private view invitations, artists’ CVs, flyers, small posters, and other ephemera.

Although items are not individually indexed, a general record (headed ‘Ephemera’) appears on the Library catalogue where there is a substantial amount of material on an artist. To check what is held on other artists and general subjects contact the Reading Rooms.