MA Fine Art
Meet your Librarian – Lauren Elmore
Lauren Elmore is the Subject Librarian responsible for year 0 and taught postgraduate courses. She studied English at University of Leicester and has a MA in Library and Information Management from Loughborough University.
How Can I Help You?
You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!
I work Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@norwichuni_library) for times and dates.
Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.
Useful E-Book Collections for MA Fine Art:
Fine Art (O'Reilly)
Fine Art (ProQuest)
Fine Art books
Fine Art books are shelved at Dewey Decimal number 700 onwards.
With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. The collection is broken down into more specific subject areas like this:
- Main collection
- Curating: 708
- 21st Century artist's writings: 729.1
- Exhibition catalogues: 729.5
- Drawing: 729.82
- Printmaking: 729.83
- Painting: 729.84
- Sculpture: 729.85
- Individual artist's by surname: 730
- Other useful areas
- Art education: 707.3
- Art therapy: 707.6
- Illustration: 755
- Photographers by surname: 758.7
- Academic writing: 808
Useful Sources of Information
Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the required and recommended resources that your tutors wish you to look at.
As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.
Useful Online Resources for MA Fine Art:
a-n The Artists Information Company
a-n is an alternative insight into the visual arts, with fast-paced news, comment, debate.
NUA students can also sign up for an a-n student account where you will have access to an online community, career guidance, networking events, and job opportunities.
For details please visit the VLE.
Art & Architecture Source
Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.
Portal to 50 million artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from several major European art and music collections.
JSTOR: Arts and Sciences III
JSTOR is a hosting service which archives journals from across all disciplines. We have access to the Arts and Sciences III collection in full text which contains a large number of titles relating to Art, Architecture and Art History. For all other journals you find in JSTOR you will only be able to read the abstract, but if you want the full text you can request it using the Item Request form.
Free low and high-res historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, including Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books, and many detailed medical photographs inspiring in shape, colour and texture. Images free to reuse with attribution.
Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.
Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:
- They are up to date.
- Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
- Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.
Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.
Selected MA Fine Art publications:
Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. The Library subscribes to an online version.
"the modernist offers unique perspectives on 20th-century architecture and design. With its pages full of bus stops, B-roads and concrete — you won’t find any swaying fields of wheat here. But don’t be fooled by all the municipal mundanity; warm and endearingly nerdy, this is an unconventional but nonetheless idyllic picture of Britain. In these strange times, there is solace to be found in the quiet fanaticism of this magazine." (Stack Magazines)
Drawing: research, theory, practice
Promotes and disseminates drawing research with a focus on contemporary practice and its theoretical context.
An international monthly magazine specialising in contemporary art
One of the UK's leading contemporary art magazines
Useful websites for Fine Artists
a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.
- American Suburb X
A US photography blog with a huge photography history archive. (Sections on painting and Film too).
- Bomb magazine
Quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers.
- It's nice that
Innovative website covering a range of subjects including Art, Photography, Media and Fashion.