Archives & Library

Photo Archive Collections

The Photographic Archive are mounted reference images. There are two collections: The Paul Mellon Centre Photographic Archive and The Tate Photographic Archive. The collections cover British painting and drawing from approximately 1500 to 2000 and are particularly strong on the work of 18th century artists. The PMC collection is currently out of house being digitised at present. The Tate collection is still available.

Sculpture in the Caribbean - photographic collection compiled by Joan Coutu

Notice: This sequence is in the process of being digitised and catalogued. Access to the uncatalogued digital images can be provided to researchers in the Public Study Room.

This is a collection of photographs compiled by Joan Coutu of mainly ecclesiastical monuments in Jamaica, Antigua, Nevis and Barbados in the Caribbean. Many files include a photograph of the exterior and interior of the church as well as the monuments inside. There is a small amount of material on monuments in the US and Canada


All photographs are dry mounted on card with essential information recorded on the mount such as location, sculptor, title, medium. The collection is exclusively black and white. All negatives remain the copyright of Joan Coutu.


Joan Coutu donated this group of photographs that she had taken in preparation for her PhD thesis Eighteenth-century British monuments and the politics of Empire 1993 UCL, University of London.

22 files in (4 boxes)

These materials have all been catalogued on our Library and Photographic Archive catalogue.

Photographic portrait of Joan Coutu wearing stripey top in front of hedge

Joan Coutu,

Digital image courtesy of Ellen Siebel-Achenbach