Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life‚ and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. The Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs‚ including films‚ concerts‚ lectures‚ tours‚ and special events. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research‚ such as residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the Reference Library and Photo Archive‚ Conservation Laboratory‚ and Study Room for examining works on paper. An affiliated institution in London‚ the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art‚ awards grants and fellowships‚ publishes academic titles‚ and sponsors Yale’s only credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program‚ Yale-in-London.