Collections move into the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre
The majority of the collection of the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (currently housed offsite) will shortly begin moving into the newly constructed World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre at Bloomsbury.
This project will provide enhanced access to the collections. However, in order to facilitate this move, the research collections will not be accessible for visits or loan requests as they are moved. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Closure dates are subject to change but are currently planned as follows:
October 2013 to December 2015: Africa collection
January 2015 to June 2017: Oceania collection
July 2016 to December 2018: Americas collection
The textile collections, which are housed in a separate offsite storage facility, will remain fully accessible to researchers for the duration of the move, as will AOA departmental archives and pictorial collection.