Collections move into the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

We are beginning to move the collection of the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (currently housed offsite) to the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre at Bloomsbury.

Once we complete the project, you will have improved access to the collections. However, during the move, you will not be able to visit or request loans from the research collections. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closure dates are subject to change but are currently planned as follows:

Africa collection: Currently closed until September 2017

Oceania collection: July 2016 to April 2019

Americas collection: April 2018 to October 2020

Researchers can still access the textile collections (housed offsite) and the AOA departmental archives and pictorial collection.