Research Resources

Researchers are welcome to engage with the collections via a number of ways:

  • via our online catalogue (;
  • in our public galleries (;
  • making use of the National Art Library (, a major public reference library for the fine and decorative arts;
  • viewing additional material from the collections in one of our study rooms (; and
  • consulting the archives (  

cover image: ‘Research in action at the V&A Research Institute (VARI) photograph by Eileen Budd’