This site contains detailed catalogue records for the library and archive collections held by the CFCCA. Our catalogue is currently still under development so please bear with us while we make improvements.

What do we hold?

The Archive collections comprise the historical records of the CFCCA and it's predecessors dating from 1986. The mixed media collection traces the programme history of the Centre as well as the Centre's work as an agency for the promotion of Chinese Contemporary Art in the UK.

We also hold hold a small but important collection of publications relating to Chinese contemporary art and contemporary art in general. The publications have been sourced from around the world and include exhibition programmes, artist monographs, festival publications, and much more.

What is available on the online catalogue?

Through funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have catalogued in detail our administrative and programme records dating up to 2003 and our marketing archive. Due to legal restrictions and resources not all our archival records are accessible through the online catalogue, though selected archival records are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

How can I access material not available online?

Our library and archive collections are available for research in our searchroom in the gallery by appointment. If you wish to access our collections you must contact us at least a week in advance to ensure a member of staff is available.

Contact us

CFCCA Library & Archives
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Market buildings, Thomas Street,
Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU
Phone — +44 (0) 161 832 7271