Foyle Reading Room

The Whitechapel Gallery’s history is a history of firsts. Research our exhibitions by visiting the Gallery’s archive.

The Whitechapel Gallery Archive contains:

  • Early Records
  • Directors Papers
  • Exhibition Files
  • Photographs
  • Printed and Publicity Materials
  • Education Files
  • Audiovisual material
  • The Gallery Managers’ Records
  • The Whitechapel Gallery Society records
  • and more.


Book an appointment make full use of our resources and services.


Opening times

Tuesday-Friday: 11am–5pm

Saturday-Monday: Closed


Contact the Archive


T +44(0)20 7522 7888

To book a visit or if you have an enquiry, please download, complete and email the Archive Enquiry Form


Archive Catalogue

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