Study Room Extended Opening Hours

The Study Room houses one of the largest publicly accessible libraries of Live Art related items in the world. It is based in Hackney Wick, London, and contains over 6,500 catalogued books, DVDs, documents, journals and digital files related to Live Art theory and practice. 

We are very pleased to announce that from Monday 14 September 2015 the Study Room will be open to the public for the first time on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays.

New opening hours:

Monday                         10.30am – 9pm
Tuesday                        10.30am – 9pm
Wednesday                   10.30am – 6pm
Thursday                       10.30am – 9pm
Friday                            10.30am – 6pm
Saturday                        12.00pm – 4pm
Sunday                           Closed

Booking essential 

Study Room Ambassadors

The extended opening hours are possible because of our new Study Room Ambassador Scheme. Following a public call for proposals, ten artists and researchers who represent a wide range of research interests have been invited to become Study Room Ambassadors, hosting Study Room visitors and receiving space, time and other support for independent research in the Study Room in return.

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