Research Visit Application Form

The Arts Council Collection is dedicated to developing knowledge and understanding of works within the Collection. To aid this, we make every effort to facilitate visits from external researchers wishing to view works or learn more about the Collection. If you are interested in arranging a viewing, please complete the Research Request Application Form below and return it, either via post or email, to: Loans Coordinator, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX,


Please include as much information as possible about the intended outcome of your research on the application form, and remember that a minimum of 4 weeks notice is required for all research requests. 




The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.