Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives

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Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives contains both art and archival collections.

There are 16 different collections in the Archives, twelve of which have been fully catalogued. These cover the fields of art and design education and public art. The collections range in size from less than 50 items to over 40,000 items. They contain a mix of paper documents and books as well as art works, designs, posters, photographs and slides.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

The Archives are normally open by appointment at the following times:

Mon 10.00-17.00
Tues 10.00-17.00
Wed 10.00-17.00

The first time you visit the Archives you will be asked to show two forms of identification and complete a Researcher Registration Form.

Admission charges

There is no charge for visiting the Archives.

Getting there

The Parkside building is approximately ten minutes' walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station, next to Thinktank at Millennium Point.

Our collections are related to the fields of art and design; art education and public art. The three most significant ones are the School of Art Archive (which relates to the history of our own institution, 1843-1970); the Marion Richardson collection and the Public Art Commissions Agency archive.

Collection details

Archives, Design, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hodgson Art History Collection
  • Margaret Street Centenary Folio
  • Plaster Cast Collection
  • School of Art Archive
  • Birmingham Billboard Collection
  • Larry Cartoon Collection
  • Marion Richardson Archive
  • Public Art Commissions Agency (PACA) Archive
  • The Craftsman's Club
  • Bowater Collection
  • Foundation Studies collection
  • Margaret Street Restoration collection

Getting there

The Parkside building is approximately ten minutes' walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station, next to Thinktank at Millennium Point.

Birmingham City University Art and Design Archives
Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD
England

Website

www.biad.bcu.ac.uk/research/archives

E-mail

Sian Vaughan, Keeper of Archives

sian.vaughan@bcu.ac.uk

Telephone

0121 331 6981

Fax

0121 331 6970

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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