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Research library

Library Resources Acapa

Asian and Pacific Research Collection, Research Library

The Gallery’s Research Library collects specialist resources on the art and artists of Asia and the Pacific. These resources support ACAPA. The Library also has collections relating to Australian, European and American art.

The Research Library is available to researchers, including postgraduate students, by appointment. More information about the Library’s location, access, collection services and online catalogue is available at the Research Library section of the website.

Asian and Pacific Research Collection
The Research Library has a substantial and growing collection of some 10 000 books, exhibition catalogues, journals, images, audiovisual resources and files on modern and contemporary art and artists of Asia and the Pacific. This collection is accessible through the Library’s online catalogue and is made available to researchers by appointment.

Collection Artists’ Archive
The Research Library holds extensive files on those artists whose works are represented in the Gallery’s Collection. These files include small exhibition catalogues, exhibition invitations, biographies and press clippings. Documentation about art works acquired by the Gallery is also included. 

This material is available to researchers by appointment. Researchers also have access to the database on the Gallery’s Collection through the Research Library.

Asia Pacific Triennial Archive
The Research Library documents the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) exhibitions. This broad collection of documentary material about each exhibition includes catalogues, educational resources, videos of artists' talks, images, media releases, reviews and reports, and is available to researchers by appointment.

Queensland Art Gallery Exhibitions Files and Database
In addition to the Asia Pacific Triennial Archive, the Research Library documents and collects material about the Gallery’s exhibitions, which include exhibitions with Asian or Pacific themes and artists. The Gallery’s online exhibition archive, dating from 2002, is complemented by a list of Asian and Pacific projects (dating from 1989, and including exhibitions with an Asia Pacific focus).

These extensive exhibition files include exhibition catalogues, educational resources, promotional materials, press cuttings, brochures, images and audiovisual resources. The Queensland Art Gallery Exhibitions database is available onsite to researchers.

Building the Library’s Collections
The Research Library has an active publications exchange program with many Australian and international art libraries and museums. Exchange publications form a significant and valuable part of the Library’s research collection and documentation. For more information, please contact the Exchange librarian.

Galleries and artists are invited to send exhibition catalogues, invitations and biographies for inclusion in the Library’s Asian and Pacific research collection. The Library also welcomes donations of material about art and artists from Asia and the Pacific. Please contact the Senior Librarian to discuss potential gifts.