RESEARCH & ENQUIRY SERVICE
The collections research facility is a specialised resource for researchers wishing to consult material not easily available elsewhere.
The collections are open by appointment only from Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. It is essential that you contact the collections in advance to check the material you require is available and to book your appointment.
The collections enquiry service can answer enquiries by email, post or over the telephone relating to the RSA, its artists and collections. Email contact is preferred. See the main contact us page for RSA telephone contact details.
We are a small staff at the collections and so it may take some time to answer your enquiry. We appreciate your patience in this regard.
Please see below for a guide to other organisations that may be able to help with your enquiry where we cannot. It is always worth contacting the museum or gallery in the locale of the artist your enquiry concerns.
If your enquiry relates to exhibitors in the RSA Annual Exhibition, the RSA Exhibitors Listings 1826-1990 is available at many good libraries across the UK. If you can, please check your local library catalogue before contacting us.
Our initial general enquiry service is provided free of charge. Should any further curatorial research be required, an hourly research fee will be payable.
National Galleries of Scotland
National Archives of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
City Art Centre (Edinburgh Museums)
Glasgow Museums (Glasgow Life)
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
McManus Galleries, Dundee
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
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Royal Scottish Academy collections
Granton Art Centre
NMS Collections Centre
242 West Granton Road