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Directory of Photographic Collections in the UK

The Directory was created by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, to help researchers to look for photographs relating to their interests. The project is led by Val Williams, and its researcher, since 2004, is Bob Pullen.

The Directory is a portal to Institutions in the UK, and provides information and contact details of publicly accessible photographic collections. It is a constantly developing resource of information on photographic collections, and its value and significance as a research tool will steadily increase as institutions add their collections to it. While the internet is a powerful resource bringing a wealth of information onto to your screen, there is no substitute for visiting institutions, talking to those responsible for collections, and actually holding photographs in your hands.

It is searchable by a number of fields. 

The project updates John Wall's Directory of British Photographic Collections, (National Photographic Record/Royal Photographic Society, Heinemann, 1977)




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