Studio museum resources and bibliography

An indicative list of websites, books, articles and other resources available to consult on studio museums and single-artist museums.

We have focused here on material that is available to read freely online, but a full bibliography can be downloaded below.

Please contact us if you would like to suggest additional resources.

General texts

  • Mary Jane Jacob and Michelle Grabner (eds.), The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010)
  • Gianna A. Mina and Sylvie Wuhrmann (eds.), Casa d'artisti, Tra Universo privato e spazio public case di artisti adibite a museo, (Ligornetto: Museo Vincenzo Vela, exh. cat. 9 – 11 October, 2009).
    Maarten Liefooghe's article from this collection, 'The Musealisation of the Artist's House as Architectural Project' is also available to read online.
  • Giles Waterfield (ed.), The Artist's Studio (London; Hogarth Arts, exh. cat., 26 September – 13 December 2009, Compton Verney; 9 February – 16 May 2010, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts)
  • Brian O'Doherty, Studio and Cube: On the Relationship Between Where Art is Made and Where Art is Displayed (New York: Columbia University, 2007)
  • Michael Cole and Mary Pardo, Inventions of the Studio: Renaissance to Romanticism (Chapel Hill; London, 2005)
  • Michael Peppiatt and Alice Bellony-Rewald, Imagination's Chamber: Artists and their Studios (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1982)


Pre-1900 texts

  • Anna Maria Hall, Pilgrimages to English Shrines (London, 1850), with illustrations by F.W. Fairholt. The book concentrates on literary sites, but also includes a description of 'shrines' associated with William Hogarth (1697-1764) and Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)


Other studio museums and further resources

There are over 100 museums listed on our website, but there are also a number of sites associated with artists that are not open as formal museums but can still be visited. We have listed these in our full bibliography below.

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