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Library Collections

Library Collections

QAGOMA Research Library

Library Collections

Our collections place a particular emphasis on supporting the Gallery's Collection, programs and exhibitions.  The Library catalogue can be browsed online.

We hold a selection of resources on British, European and American art, but our focal collecting areas are:

Australian art

The Library collects widely on Australian art, including Indigenous Australian art, contemporary Australian art and Queensland art.

Asian and Pacific art

The Asian and Pacific resources support the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA), the research arm of the Gallery's Asian and Pacific activities.

The Library has a growing collection of some 8000 items on contemporary and modern Asian and Pacific art. The Library extensively collects exhibition catalogues, books, journals, invitations, newspaper articles, AV and ephemera about art and artists from the region.

The Library also holds recorded performances, interviews with, and talks by, artists, including those presented during the Asia Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art. Many of these are available on QAGOMA TV.

There is also a small but growing collection of resources on historical Asian art.

Special Collections

The Library holds a number of Special Collections including the surrealist documentary material and the Matisse collection of rare books, from the James C Sourris, AM, Collection; The Patrick Corrigan Collection of Australian Exhibition Catalogues, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Collection, The Wallent Collection, The Alan Young Film Library and contemporary Indian art resources donated by Victoria Lynn.


The Queensland Art Gallery Research Library exchanges Gallery publications with similar libraries and organisations worldwide. The publications received on exchange contribute to the Library's research resources.

To inquire about the publications exchange program, please email us. A list of Gallery publications is available.