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Warburg Institute Library Research Guide to the Classification System

Classmark K Ancient Art & Archaeology - Basement

Basement Closure August and September 2019

During our preparations for the Warburg Renaissance refurbishment project, we recently became aware that we urgently need to replace the periodicals rolling stacks in the basement.

The basement will be closed from 5 August to the end of September 2019 while new shelving is installed. The rest of the library will remain open as usual.

The following classmarks will be inaccessible to both staff and readers from 5 August until the end of September:

P-            Periodicals

K-            Ancient Art & Archaeology

CR-         Modern Art

NCP       Book auction catalogues (2nd floor NCP books remain available)

CGI         Art auction catalogues (1st floor CGI books remain available)

Before work begins on 5 August, readers may reserve up to 10 extra volumes from the basement, in addition to the usual limit of 10 reserved items.

We apologise for the short notice and for the inconvenience these works will cause. We appreciate that these works will cause some disruption and apologise for the relatively short notice, but the new roller racking will provide a much improved user experience for all our readers and help maintain the collection for future decades.

updated 24/7/19

  Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KDD Primitive Art   1-2 LS 1
KDK Prehistoric Art   3-12 LS 1
Oriental Art Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KGI General   12 LS 1
KGF Ancient East   12-13 LS 1
KGL Egypt   13-16 LS 1-2
KGN Assyria and Babylon   16-17 LS 2
400– Urartu      
KGM Palestine   17-18 LS 2
KGK  Syria & Asia Minor   18-19 LS 2
KGE Persia   19 LS 2-3
KGA Islam General   20-22 LS 3-4
70– Architecture      
125– Numismatics      
135– Monuments      
690– Painting      
720– Miniature Painting      
1200– Book Binding      
1500– Islam. Applied Arts      
2000– Pottery      
2300– Epigraphy      
2500– Textiles & Carpets      
KGD India. General   22-24 LS 4-5
210– Pre– History      
240– Iconography      
260– Architecture      
700– Numismatics      
750– Sculpture      
2000– Foreign Influences      
5100– Painting   22-25  
6050– Applied Arts      
KGB Further India   24 LS 5
KGG Central Asia   24 LS 5
145– Japan      
  Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
Classical Archaeology      
KFH Literary Sources   26-29 LS 5
KFI  Methods of Archaeology   26-29 LS 5
120– Festschriften & Collected Essays      
  Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KPK Greece   29-33 LS 5-6
250– Greek Islands      
335– Asia      
500– Africa      
560– Spain      
600– Italy General      
650– Rome      
675– Northern Italy      
800– Central Italy      
860– Southern Italy      
1100– Sicily      
KPH Museums. Greece   33-35 LS 6-7
73– Near East      
105– Italy      
312– Spain      
335– France      
390– Switzerland      
427– Austria, Hungary      
440– Germany      
490– Belgium, Holland      
525– Scandinavia      
540– Poland, Russia      
575– Great Britain      
670– United States      
900– Australia      
  Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KOK 1– General   38–41 LS 5-6
200– Gods      
260– Bacchus      
325– Death & Underworld      
335– Demigods & Heroes      
KOC 1– Human Figure      
200– Portraits      
KOE Art & Poetry      
Numismatics Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KFF  General   38–41 LS 7
290– Greek Coins     
380– Roman Coins     
600– Engraved Stones     
Greek Art Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KKP Creto– Mycenean Art   42-45 LS 8
KKF General   42-45 LS 8
KKI Architecture   42-45 LS 8
KKO Sculpture   42-45 LS 8
675– Applied Arts
KKN Painting   42-45 LS 9
150– Vase– Painting   46-49
Roman Art, Migration Period Basement Bay Locations Large Size Bay Locations
KNP Etruscan. General   46-49 LS 9
190– Sculpture      
229– Painting      
235– Applied Arts      
KNF Roman Art. General   50-53 LS 9
KNI Architecture   50-53 LS 9
KNO Sculpture   50-53 LS 9-10
450– Applied Arts
KNN Mosaics & Painting   50-53 LS 10-11
KNG Provinces. General   54-57 LS 11-12
195– Africa      
305– Great Britain      
410– Spain      
450– France      
550– Belgium      
575– Holland      
600– Germany      
675– Switzerland      
705– Danube Valley; Balkans      
720– Provinces. Austria   58-61  
748– Czechoslovakia      
750– Hungary      
758– Poland      
760– Rumania      
780– Yugoslavia      
787– Albania      
790– Bulgaria      
900– South Russia; Scythian Art      
KEF Migration Period   60-61 LS 12
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