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Research Resources

WAM's holdings have enormous research value for academics, artists and educators, as well as those working in the arts, culture and heritage fields.

C.J. Petrow Library
Named in honour of a major donor to the new building, the library is a rich source of information on African and southern African art and artists, and artworks in WAM's collection.

Access is by appointment and materials are available for on-site reference.

Historical Photographic Archives
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Robert Hodgins Print Archive
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The Gerard Sekoto Collection
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Neil Goedhals Archive
Neil Goedhals, was a graduate of the Wits Fine Arts Department. After the artist's untimely death in 1990, the research collection was donated to WAM by the Neil Goedhals estate. It comprises a substantial archive of a large number of artworks, works in progress, found objects from the artist's collection, biographical material and ephemera.