Archive and Local History

The SLG’s extensive archive of its history, in addition to material relating to the social, architectural and cultural history of the local area, is now available to the public for the first time both digitally and through changing displays in our dedicated archive gallery in the former Peckham Road Fire Station at 82 Peckham Road. Discover more about people and places that have contributed to the rich and varied histories of the South London Gallery and the local area.

For specific information about material held in the South London Gallery archive, please search our online catalogue.

SLG Beginnings: The Key Players

SLG Beginnings: The Key Players

William Rossiter, the person responsible for establishing the South London Gallery, believed that art, literature and learning should be available to all, not only the privileged few.

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