The British Museum Prints and Drawings Department

On show at the British Museum through to 12 January 2020, Pushing Paper is an exhibition of drawings from their collection,showing the range of contemporary drawing practice from 1970 to the present.

Well worth a trip! And it’s free

We are continuing to visit the British Museum Prints and Drawings Study room usually once a month, with occasional visits to the Prints and Drawings Study Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, for a change and when the British Museum cannot accommodate us.

While we were on the MA Drawing course at Wimbledon College of Arts, we had the opportunity to visit the  Department and to study items from their collection. This is something that is open to any member of the public but few people know about it. We have continued this connection as a group to enable us to explore the collection’s breadth and depth. We are greatly helped by Isobel Seligman and Sarah Jaffray, who work on the Bridget Riley Art Foundation exhibition project ‘Lines of Thought’ and aim to widen access to the collection. They both have an immense knowledge of drawing and prints, and help us select further pieces relevant to our interests.

Our visit in October 2019

Sketchbook pages from our visit to the British Museum in June 2019.

Some glimpses of our April 2019 visit to the V&A.

We were back at the British Museum in February 2019.

In January 2019, we went to the Prints and Drawings Study Room in the Victoria and Albert Museum for a change.

The gallery below gives some glimpses of our sketchbook work based on our British Museum visits in 2018.