Graham Robertson Study Room Regulations

General Information

Visitors to the Study Room are not permitted to take any coats, briefcases or bags (except small handbags and battery operated laptops) into the Room. These must be left at the Bagcheck at the Courtyard Entrance.

To ensure the safety of the objects, bottles of ink, correcting fluid and other potentially damaging substances may not be brought into the Study Room. Only pencils may be used in the Study Room. Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted within the Study Room.

Visitors are requested to wash their hands before arriving at the Study Room. If this has been neglected they will be asked to do so before sitting down at the tables. Cloakrooms are located on the lower ground floor below the Courtyard Entrance.

All visitors must fill in the Registration Form and also print their name and permanent address in the Visitor Book in the Study Room.

Consulting the Works

The marking of any object or the removal of any object or reference book from the Study Room is strictly forbidden.

The staff member on duty will have the works you have requested at the time of appointment ready for you when you arrive. Please remember that you will be handling original works of art and that these should be treated with the utmost care. The surface of works of art must never be touched.

The correct handling procedure will be demonstrated to you on your first visit. If you are handling mounted material always handle objects by the edge of the mount and always keep the object facing upwards. Please do not open the mounts without the permission of the member of staff.

The staff on duty will explain how the books and catalogues are stored. Feel free to browse the books and take them back to your table. Please treat all the books with care and bear in mind that the older ones in particular may be fragile. Books from the Study Room may be read on request in the Reference Library (Room 30), located near the Courtyard Entrance, where the opening hours are more flexible (Tuesdays – Fridays between 10.00 – 16.30). The library also contains further reference material, but books required from the Study Room should be ordered at least one day in advance.


Access to the collections is provided on the understanding that readers respect the Museum’s ownership and its consequent rights to publication and reproduction. Applications to publish or reproduce material from the collections must be addressed in writing to the Director of the Museum, giving full details of the material to be reproduced and the publication in which it is to appear. Staff will be pleased to try to answer further questions regarding copyright. In cases in which it is not vested in the Museum, the Museum disclaims responsibility for infringement.


Photographic copies of curatorial items may be ordered via our Photographic Sales Officer. Study Room staff can provide details of the full range of photographic services available in the Museum. Readers are not permitted to take their own photographs.

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