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.
- 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)
- Daniel Buren, trans. by Thomas Repensek, 'The Function of the Studio ', October, 10 (Autumn, 1979), 51-58
- 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)
- Historic Artists' Homes and Studios - website featuring and profiling American studio museums (in English)
- Maison des Illustres - the French association of museums established in former homes and studios of cultural and historical figures (in French)
- Mythen van het Atelier - a database, publication archived exhibition exploring the artist's studio (in Dutch)
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.