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The Engage Resource

The Engage Resource is a unique collection of documents dating from the beginnings of gallery education in the 1970s to the present.

The Resource includes books, reports, journals, research papers and teaching materials, as well as individual articles collected by gallery educators, teachers and policymakers for their own practice. These provide a theoretical background and practical advice for gallery educators' information, research and professional development.

Following an open call for proposals in 2011, Engage's Board of Trustees agreed to loan the Engage Resource to Goldsmiths, University of London. The collection has been catalogued and is housed at Goldsmiths Library. It is freely accessible to Engage members (on production of an Engage membership card), on a reference-only basis.

What's contained in the Engage Resource?
The Resource contains hundreds of items of interest to those working in the visual arts education sector, or individuals who carrying out research in the field.

Click here to download a catalogue of the Engage Resource (PDF)

Click here to search the online Resource database

How can I visit the Engage Resource?
The Engage Resource is located in the Library at Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross London SE14 6NW. The library is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
To visit the Engage Resource please report to the reception desk, present your Engage membership card, and explain that you would like to view the Engage Resource. Staff will then be able to direct you to the location of the collection.

Click here for information on how to get to Goldsmiths, including a campus map

What should be in the resource?
We're interested in hearing from Engage members: what are the essential texts you think should be in this unique collection? What have you found most useful in your own work? We welcome recommendations and donations, please feel free to contact the Communications Officer for an informal discussion. 

The Resource was loaned for just over two years to Iniva's Stuart Hall Library in 2008. Several free events took place during that period, including:

Play, Galleries and Family Learning, 2010

A Collection of Practice, 2009




Goldsmiths, University of London


The Engage Resource at Goldsmiths Library


Discussion at an Engage Resource event in 2009


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