The South London Gallery archive contains material documenting the gallery’s activities from its origins in the 1860s to the present day. It includes early records and correspondence, exhibition files, records relating to the education programme, print and marketing materials, photographs, information about the permanent collection, newspaper cuttings and ephemera. The SLG has been given the Grade II listed former Peckham Road Fire Station, 100m from the SLG’s main site, by an anonymous benefactor. We are currently restoring the Fire Station to transform into an inspiring new model of contemporary art space opening in 2018. The Fire Station will have a dedicated archive room and digital resource where our rich archive materials from the past 126 years will be available for the first time.
As well as telling the story of the SLG, the archive project will also explore the histories of the former Peckham Road Fire Station and the local area and a series of oral history interviews will seek to document otherwise untold stories.
The collection is currently in the process of being catalogued. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com.
Image: The lecture hall at the South London Gallery, early 20th Century.