The Wolfson Library
The Wolfson Library houses one of the largest specialist dance collections in the UK. We welcome researchers, educators and practitioners from around the world as well as Royal Academy of Dance members, students and staff.
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The collections on open shelves include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, conference proceedings, resource packs, exhibition and auction catalogues and Benesh Movement Notation Scores. The dance collection is supplemented by resources in the related fields of pedagogy, music, anatomy and physiology.
The archives and special collections hold information relating to the RAD’s over-100 year heritage, and the development and history of British ballet. The materials include rare books, theatre programmes, photographs, costume designs, pictures and artefacts, as well as audio-visual materials and paper-based documents and correspondence.