The Prints and Drawings Study Room houses our fine collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, comprising more than 1,000 works and six centuries of the draughtsman’s and printmaker’s arts. There are outstanding drawings by Fra Bartolommeo, Rembrandt, Turner, Ingres, Degas and German Expressionists. The prints include exceptional works by Dürer, Goya, and Italian and Flemish Renaissance masters, 19th-century French artists, and 20th-century artists, again including many German examples and also Picasso.

A selection of our prints and drawings can be viewed on our dedicated webpage and on the University’s Online Collections website. We are continuously adding more of the works online.

We show a rotating selection of works on paper in our two exhibition spaces, which we call the Print Bays (located in the Green and Beige galleries). Normally we have six displays in these spaces per year.

The Prints and Drawing Study Room was created with the financial support of the DCMS/Wolfson Museums Improvement Fund.


Available by appointment only

Mondays, 10.30am – 4pm

If you wish to view a work not currently on display, you can make an appointment to see it in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, which is equipped with viewing lecterns, power sockets for your laptop and a study/seminar table.

Study room visits must be booked in advance, with a minimum of one week’s notice, and are currently available for single visitors on Mondays only, 10.30am – 4pm.

Please wear a face covering for your visit and practice social distancing where possible.


To make a booking, please email the Collections team at, or Helen Cobby, Assistant Curator, at

Please include in the email either a list of specific works on paper you would like to view, or a clear idea of the kind of works you would like to see, which are not on public display.

An indication of the reason for your visit would also be helpful.


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