Paul Mellon Lectures 2015
at The National Gallery
by Penelope Curtis
Monday's 19th Jan - 16th Feb

Animating the 18th-century Country House conference
at The National Gallery
5th March 2015

Call for Papers - Challenging Materials: J. Reynolds & Artistic Experiment in the 18th Century
Submission deadline: 13th Feb

Recent Publications

  • William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography, In The Olden Time Victorians and the British Past,Ham House
  • Four Hundred Years of Collecting and Patronage,The Buildings of England, Sussex: East with Brighton and Hove, Imperial Gothic Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture
  • in the British Empire, 1840-1870, Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales, Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter

Library and Archives

The Public Study Room is now closed until Summer 2015 as part of the Paul Mellon Centre Expansion Project and the library, archive, and photographic archive collections have been moved offsite for safe storage during a period of major building work.

As a result, Collections staff will be unable to carry out any research enquiries during this time.
In the meantime, further information about our collections can be found here:

The Paul Mellon Centre does not hold any of Paul Mellon's collections. Please search the Collections held at the Yale Center for British Art. You can also search how to use images of works held in their collection. 

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2015.