Access the Trendall Archive

During his lifetime Professor A.D. Trendall built up a collection of photographs of South Italian and Sicilian red-figure vases to help him in his research. Our Archive now holds more than 40,000 photographs, filed according to the painters identified by Trendall in his various publications. The Trendall Archive is a unique research resource.

We are currently digitising the photos, and once finished these will be added to the text database. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding the Trendall Archive or would like to visit the Trendall Centre to use the Archive, please contact the Director via

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  • The Trendall Archive text database is currently unavailable due to a system update.  Please contact the Trendall Centre for further information.
  • If you would like to visit the Trendall Centre to use the Archive and Library, please contact the Trendall Centre to arrange an appointment:

Access the Trendall Library

The Trendall Library currently possesses over 9,000 monographs, as well as many journals and a large collection of offprints. The library covers the art, archaeology, literature and history of Greece and Rome. It is especially strong in Greek vase-painting and the archaeology of South Italy and Sicily. There are also holdings in Etruscan and other Mediterranean cultures.

  • Available to academic staff and honours and graduate students by appointment. Contact the Trendall Centre:
  • Under the terms of the bequest, books are not available for loan and may only be consulted in the Trendall Research Centre.

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Explore the Online Trendall Library Catalogue.