News: Paul Mellon Centre Public Study Room is open

The Public Study Room at the Paul Mellon Centre in Bedford Square is delighted to announce it is open again. The study room will be open by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between 10.30-12.45 and 13.15-15.30. The rest of the Centre (PMC) will be open by invitation only on these same days of the week.

All readers will be required to leave the building during the lunch time closure of 12.45-13.15.

The PMC has put in place a number of measures to protect visitors and staff. The following measures have been put in place to protect researchers and staff while accessing materials in our Public Study Room, and will be subject to continual review and revision.

All readers who wish to view any Archives & Library material in person must book an appointment by writing to by midnight on the Tuesday of the week before their visit. Appointments, with set arrival times, will be made in consultation with Archives & Library staff.

In order to practice safe social distancing, there will be a limit of four readers a day in the Public Study Room (one reader per desk). Each reader will be assigned a desk for the day and arrival times will be staggered.

For more information, visit their website here and here.


Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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