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Art history

Find academic, industry and archival resources related to art history from Renaissance to Contemporary art.

Books and exhibition catalogues in UQ Library

Use call numbers to browse items on the Library's shelves.

Books on art history are generally located in Central Library and have call numbers starting with N. Books on the topics of photography and photomedia have call numbers between TR640 and TR688.

Large books and exhibition catalogues are kept in the Folio or Quarto section on level 4 of Central Library.

Screenshot showing Library search results with a book located in Central Library and a book located in Fryer Library.

Exhibition catalogues can generally be found through Library Search. However, they may be located in the Fryer Library. Note: You must book an appointment to use this collection.


The Library maintains subscriptions to eBooks on a range of topics. You can find eBooks through Library search.

Using eBooks has more information about accessing and reading eBooks through the Library.

Recommended reference texts

General reference

Australian art reference

Digitised publications from other institutions