“Their open-access Study Room provides a gateway into a provocative, challenging yet wonder-full world“
The Independent's 50 Best Museums and Galleries (October 2010)
The Study Room is the core resource of the Live Art Development Agency and is a free, open access research facility used by artists, students, curators, academics and other arts professionals.
The Study Room is in Hackney Wick, London, and can be used to view artist’s work, read publications, undertake research projects, find out general information about Live Art, opportunities and networks.
The Study Room houses one of the largest publicly accessible libraries of Live Art related videos, DVDs and publications in the UK and for many people the resource is one of the only opportunities to view documentation of performances that they were unable to experience ‘live’.
The Study Room holds:
To browse our catalogue see here.
As part of the continuous development of the Study Room we have commissioned a range of artists and commentators to write personal Study Room Guides to help navigate users through this resource.
Feedback from different users of the Agency's Study Room can be read here.
The Study Room is a reference-only resource, and we are unable to lend any of the materials. Unfortunately we have no photocopying facilities.
If you would like to book an appointment to use the research facilities in the Study Room please contact us by telephone or email. The Study Room is usually available Monday to Friday, 10.30am-6pm. We recommend booking your visit at least a week in advance and suggesting a range of possible days.
The Live Art Development Agency is engaged in a long-term project to digitize the 759 videotapes held in the Study Room. To avoid possible damage to the videotapes, these are not available for viewing in the Study Room, however:
Videotapes are cataloged using “V” at the start of the catalogue/reference number. For example, V0447.
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