UCL Art Museum Online Catalogue
What is the Catalogue?
This is the searchable catalogue of the artworks held by UCL Art Museum. To start searching right away, click on 'Search' above.
UCL Art Museum holds over 9,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures dating from the 1490s to the present day. Highlights include an important collection of 16th-century German drawings and Old Master prints by Dürer, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Later material includes watercolours by JMW Turner, Thomas Rowlandson and Joseph Wright of Derby and an unrivalled body of sculpture models and drawings by the Neo-Classical artist John Flaxman. Arguably the most important part of the collection is the unique archive of works by staff and students from the Slade School of Fine Art, primarily collected through the Slade’s annual prizes for student work.
More information about the Museum and its collections can be found at the UCL Art Museum homepage.
Completeness of the Catalogue
The catalogue is an ongoing work in progress, and object records for most of the Museum are available to search here. Documentation of the collections is continuous and the web catalogue is frequently updated. Displayed information therefore needs to be read with great care, as there will be mistakes and omissions. If you feel that current online data is inaccurate or you have information to add, please contact us with any comments.
Physical Access to the Collection
The majority of the collection consists of prints and drawings which cannot be permanently displayed for preservation reasons. Stored objects are often used in events and activities but are not readily accessible during normal opening hours and a small percentage of the painting collection is displayed in rooms with restricted access. Access to all works in the collection not currently on display can be made for Monday to Friday 10am - 1pm by appointment. Please contact us for appointments or research enquiries.
Two temporary exhibitions a year, featuring works from the collection, are held in the Strang Print Room. Recent exhibitions have included drawings by Henry Tonks, student works by Augustus John and William Orpen, Slade printmaking in the 1950s and 1960s, the French Revolution in print (see virtual exhibition), and artists' methods and materials. Exhibitions are open Monday to Friday 1 - 5pm, free of charge. More information regarding the current exhibition and future events can be found at the UCL Art Museum homepage.
Items in this catalogue were digitised with kind assistance from: