Libraries & publications

Natural History Collections Library

The Natural History Collections Library is a resource for the professional and scientific staff of the museums to support their scientific research, preparation for exhibitions and educational activities.

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Social History Library

The library focuses on the history and people of Southern Africa, with a special interest to Cape Town and the Western Cape. The library collection cover topics such as history, popular culture (e.g. Kaapse Klopse), furniture, ceramics, textiles and other decorative arts, historical paintings at the Cape, archaeology and architecture.

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Art Collections Library

The Art Collections Library is a major art research resource covering South African and international art serving the gallery staff, researchers, scholars, artists and the general public.

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