Conservation Architecture

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Historic Building Conservation

This section lists resources for specific purposes.

• Artstor 

A database of more than 2 million images related to visual arts and culture. You can create, save and share groups of images and make presentations too.

Additional access instructions:

Off campus access you choose Login, then Login in Through your Institution. Once you have done that, the first time you login you will be prompted to Register for an account.

Culture Grid provides access to UK arts, culture and heritage collections. You can also access European collections through Europeana. Results draw on image, audio and video artefacts.

• Detail Inspiration fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Detail Inspiration is an image and reference database with more than 3000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL Magazine (UK and German editions and Detail Green). Each project is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Please note that off campus access is via VPN only.

• Digimap fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. We have access to Digimap, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap, Aerial Digimap and Marine Digimap. A video guide is also available for this resource:

A collection of British map data services, including Digimap - modern Ordnance Survey maps and map data, including the definitive OS MasterMap; Historic Digimap - 19th & 20th Century large/medium scale OS maps; Geology Digimap - maps and map data from the British Geological Survey.

Includes, photographs and drawings of England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history.

• RIBA Pix 

Online image collections from the RIBA and, therefore, focus on architecture and interior design. Images are watermarked, but they are of good quality and can be used for educational purposes.

Your Subject Team

 Greta Friggens

Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3456

 Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3452