Art Collecting

Library holdings :

CGI General

1600– Museums

1750– Forgery

1765– Conservation

1820– War Losses

1900– Art Dealing

        2380– Sales Catalogues

19th, 20th and 21st Century Art

(Shelved in the basement)




Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

A History of Art Forgery 
Online exhibition by Joe L. Dolice.

Museum Security Network 
Information on art forgery and famous art forgers.

Art Collecting 
Information and advice about starting and maintaining your own art collection.
Online gallery guides and resources.

Own Art 
The Arts Council England scheme of lending funds to those who want to buy their own art.

The Getty Provenance Index
The databases contain indexed transcriptions of material from auction catalogs and archival inventories of western European works of art, and contain nearly 1,000,000 records that cover the period from the late 16th century to the early 20th century.

Art Restitution Organisations 
Links to organisations worldwide concerned with the restitution of artworks and other objects lost during the Holocaust.

Society of London Art Dealers