Reference works

The library reading room has a collection of major reference works on art history and related disciplines. The library has a range of artist-biographical dictionaries, both international, including Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon and Bénézit’s Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteur, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays, and equivalents for other countries, as well as the Norwegian Norsk kunstnerleksikon.

In addition, the reading room holds other biographical dictionaries, various artist signature dictionaries and encyclopedias of iconography, together with reference works for other subject areas, a range of bibliographies, works of general art history and ordinary dictionaries in a variety of languages.