Research Collections

Collections Overview

The Centre collects archive material relating to the study of British art and architectural history. The collections contain the research papers of art historians, many of whom were pioneers in the formation of this discipline.

Roy Strong

34 boxes. This material has not yet been catalogued but a boxlist is available. (Ref RS)

bromide print, 21 March 1969 The archive contains research papers relating to Strong's publications on Tudor and Stuart art, in particular, Inigo Jones: the theatre of the Stuart court, with Stephen Orgel (1973), various publications on miniatures and The English icon: Elizabethan and Jacobean portraiture (1969)The papers also include research on Lucas Hornebolte (c.1490-1544), Rowland Lockey (c.1565-1616) and Levina Teerlinc (c.1510-1576). There are photographs and other images, typescript drafts, research notes, related published material and correspondence often detailing additions or revisions subsequent to publication. 

Sir Roy Colin Strong (b.1935) is art historian, museum director, writer and broadcaster and landscape designer. He was Assistant Keeper (1959-1967), then Director (1967-1973) of the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (1974-1987).