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Image: Enamelled tilework mosaics (Kansi work) panel on Lahore Fort walls.  From a portfolio prepared for the Office of the Curator of Ancient Monuments in India, Punjab Archaeological Office, circa 1890 (classmark: RCMS 87)

Follow this link  to our digital library of RCS treasures on Cambridge Digital Library.  The initial focus will be on photographs and artwork in the RCS collections, but there are plans to include manuscripts, artefacts and rare printed sources in the future.

The best way of searching the RCS collections on Digital Library is by geographical term - country name or place name.  Select simple search,

This will find records which match your search from any digital collection in the University Library.  You can then refine your search by collection - select Royal Commonwealth Society from the drop-down menu.

Alternatively, select the advanced search option initially -

You can also browse the collections at

The digital imaging has been generously supported by library grants from the Smuts Memorial Fund, from Paul, Hadiza and Susan Fuller and Dr Adamu in memory of Michael Fuller, and by Mr Cliff Webb.