The Beazley Archive

Beazley Archive library
  • Beazley Archive library

Housed on the top floor of the Ioannou Centre, behind the Ashmolean Museum and next to Oxford's main classical library, the Beazley Archive is a world centre for the study of ancient Greek painted pottery.

The Archive contains the world's largest collection of photographs of ancient Greek painted pottery, as well as relevant books and offprints, extensive material on the history of gem-collecting, and thousands of other documents and photographs relating to classical archaeology and to Sir John Beazley. Many of the Archive's images are available online, but the Archive's library remains a resource of central importance for research on classical art.