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.

The collections will be closed for the following dates:

January 2015 to February 2017: Africa collection

February 2016 to July 2018: Oceania collection

July 2017 to January 2020: Americas collection

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