Access to the Text Art Archive



For information & access please contact Bury Archive Service: Tel: 0161-253-6782.

To search the Text Art Archive you can do so via Bury Archives online catalogue:

Methods of Access

Visitors can access the collections in the following ways:

  • In person.
  • On-line access via Archive catalogue.
  • Social media, (dedicated blog)
  • Exhibitions and interpretation.
  • Research services
  • Volunteering.
  • Artwork loans to other galleries
  • Publications
  • Artist in residence schemes
  • Project work – University partnerships

Accessing the Text Art Archive online

You can search the holdings of the archive on Bury Archives online database, if you wish to see the artworks in the collection type in the key word artwork similarly the the queer language art section type in queer etc.

The Text Art Archive Research Policy for remote enquiries

To see a PDF version of the Text Art Archive Research Policy please please email

Identification required for access in person and booking arrangements

If you are an academic researcher you will be required to fill out a Research Proposal Form prior to your visit. Please contact Bury Art Museum on and we will email you a copy.

Advance notice is required to view the artworks in the Text Art Archive. Access to the artworks is given by the curators of Bury Art Museum and so advance notice is needed. Please contact us 3 weeks prior to your visit on

The archive element of the Text Art Archive is available to the public on the following days and times:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00am – 5.00pmClosed between 1.00-2.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 5.00pmClosed between 1.00-2.00pm
Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pmClosed between 1.00-2.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 5.00pmClosed between 1.00-2.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pmClosed between 1.00-2.00pm

See below

Sunday Closed

N.B Archives restricted to 2nd Saturday of the month

If you need to discuss the holdings or your visit with the Archive Service please email them on or phone them on 0161 253 6782/7047

The following fees and charges are applicable:

Charges are levied for the following services.

Paper photocopies / printouts- monochrome Per print A4Per print A3



Paper photocopies / printouts – colour Per print A4Per print A3



Printout from database Print out Per print A4


Enquiry research – We strive to answer all enquiries free of charge, however, if more than 2 hours of staff time is needed, a charge will be made.

30 minutes

Rate per hour

Commercial rate per hour

Commercial rate – minimum charge





Postage Charges Cost on request

7. Access Restrictions

Conservation and Handling

Information will be provided to customers on how to correctly handle archives and rare items. In most instance Bury Art Museum Curators will give access to the Art collection and Bury Archive service will give access to the archives support material.

Some collections may not be able to be viewed because they are too fragile or require conservation.

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