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ARLG Eastern visit - Norwich Research Park
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Join the ARLG Eastern Committee on a tour of the iconic UEA Library, its Main and Special collections and archives, and visit to the Robert Sainsbury Library.

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
12:45 PM
Where: UEA Library
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk  NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
Contact: Sarah Elsegood
01223 698313
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UEA Library is an iconic example of 1960s brutalism and was designed by Denis Lasdyn. An extension was added in 2006 designed by Shepheard, Epstein and Hunter.

The UEA archives contain a diverse range of collections including the British Archive for Contemporary Writing featuring nature writers such as Roger Deakin and Mark Cocker and selected papers of Doris Lessing, plus many others on subjects such as scientific writing, Modernist art, design and architecture, theatre, and the suffragettes. More information about the archives and their fascinating range of collections can be found on the UEA Archives website and the Archives blog - Unbound.

The Robert Sainsbury Library supports the research and teaching needs of the Sainsbury Research Unit and the University of East Anglia. Its focus is on the arts and material culture of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. It is located within the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, alongside the main gallery and the Department of Art History and World Art Studies which is part of the School of Art, Media and American Studies. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a striking Norman Foster 1978 building which was further extended in 1991, with further improvements in 2006 and 2013-2014.


13:00 – 13:30 Library tour

Please meet at 12:45 at UEA Library reception ready for the tour to start at 13:00.

13:30 - 14:15 UEA Archives

Opportunity for tour of the rolling stack in UEA Archives

14:15 – 14:30 Campus walk

A short stroll across campus to the Sainsbury’s Centre

14:30 – 15:00 The Robert Sainsbury’s Library


Networking tea in Modern Life café or visit to the gallery shop


Getting there

First Bus no. 25/26 to UEA Campus from Norwich Railway Station. Alight at UEA Campus Drive opposite bus interchange. 5-10 minute walk to UEA Library opposite Lecture Theatres and next to Waterstones on walkway level.

Getting home

The nearest bus stop to the finishing point of the tour is approximately 5 minute’s walk to Chancellors Drive. The no. 25 bus runs every 10 minutes and is a 40 minute journey to the railway station.

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