The Wallace Collection


Archive Catalogue

The Wallace Collection is pleased to announce that the papers of Herbert Bier, an Anglo-German art dealer, and Sir Francis Watson, Director of the Wallace Collection between 1963 and 1974 and specialist in French decorative arts, have now been fully catalogued and made available online.

The launch of the online catalogue is the first step in a major project by the Wallace Collection to catalogue to international standards and make available online all of the Collection's archival material.

Click here to search the archive catalogue. 

Click on the links below to find out more about these collections. 

The Herbert Bier Archive

The Sir Francis Watson Archive 

Opening Hours and Appointments

Material from the archive is available for public consultation in the Wallace Collection Visitors’ Library by making an appointment with Library staff:

TEL: 0044 (0)20 7563 9586           


Opening hours: 

Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm

Christmas closure:

The Library and Archives will be closed for the Christmas period, 24 Dec. 2015 - 04 Jan. 2016.