Make an Archive Enquiry

The Archive Team welcomes enquiries from academic researchers and members of the public. Our dedicated volunteers can provide the following services:

  • Perform an Archive search for information regarding past Members, Associates and exhibitors at the RBSA, from 1814 through to the present day. Archival material includes past exhibition catalogues, minute books, newsletters, press cuttings books, photograph albums and letters of correspondence.
  • Send copies of facsimiles of all relevant archival material.

The fee for enquiries is £20. This contributes to the maintenance and organisation of the Permanent Collection and Archive. Please note that since the Archive is largely run by volunteers, there may be some delay in responding to your enquiry.

Visiting the Archive and             Permanent Collection

Due to health and safety and security reasons, we can only accommodate researchers who wish to visit the Archive or Permanent Collection in person by appointment. All visits must be accompanied by a member of the RBSA’s Archive Team and are subject to approval by the Director of the RBSA Gallery.

The fee for visits is £20 which contributes to the maintenance and organisation of the Permanent Collection and Archive.

Contacting the Archive Team

If you would like to make an enquiry, or request an appointment to visit the Archive or Permanent Collection, please contact the Archive Team by email at archives@rbsa.org.uk or in writing at the address below.

The Archive Team
RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St Paul's
Birmingham
B3 1SA