Collections

University of the Arts London is home to a wide range of archives and special collections.

Here you will find costumes from Kubrick films, medieval manuscripts, rare fanzines and garments by famous fashion designers, as well as work from UAL alumni.

Selected collections listed here are publicly accessible and details of how you can arrange a visit can be found in the links below.

It is advisable to make an appointment before you visit to give staff time to find the items you want to see.

Further collections are available for students of UAL; contact your library or course to find out more. 

  • Search room, University Archives and Special Collections Centre, London College of Communication (LCC)
    Search room, University Archives and Special Collections Centre, London College of Communication (LCC)

    Archives and Special Collections Centre

    The University Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC) holds unique and diverse archival materials.

  • Aubergine from the Nature Morte series by Katherine Melancon, 2010
    Aubergine from the Nature Morte series by Katherine Melancon, 2010

    CSM Museum and Study Collection

    The Museum and Study Collection at Central Saint Martins acts as the College archive and tells the story of its rich history.

  • Illustration by Walter Crane from Red Riding Hood's picture book,(London: John Lane, 1898), from the Walter Crane Collection, Camberwell College of Arts Library.
    Illustration by Walter Crane from Red Riding Hood's picture book,(London: John Lane, 1898), from the Walter Crane Collection, Camberwell College of Arts Library.

    Camberwell College of Arts Library and Special Collections

    Camberwell's collections and archives includes a wide range of illustrated books, from 19th century children's illustrated books to artists’ books

  • Afloat by Lawrence Weiner, 1992, Artists’ Multiples Collection, Chelsea College of Art and Design
    Afloat by Lawrence Weiner, 1992, Artists’ Multiples Collection, Chelsea College of Art and Design

    Chelsea College of Arts Library and Special Collections

    The Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts Library are used for teaching, learning, research and curating.

  • Norman Hartnell Dress c1950 from the Korner Collection London College of Fashion Archives
    Norman Hartnell Dress c1950 from the Korner Collection London College of Fashion Archives

    LCF Collections and Archives

    London College of Fashion has a range of inspiring collections covering all aspects of fashion.

  • 6 Degrees of Separation by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck
    6 Degrees of Separation by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck

    LCC Collections and Archives

    London College of Communication has a range of inspiring collections covering typography, printing, book arts and zines.

  • Design for Creon by Jocelyn Herbert, 1988
    Design for Creon by Jocelyn Herbert, 1988

    Wimbledon Collections and Archives

    Wimbledon College of Arts hold special collections material relating to film and theatre designs, as well as the Jocelyn Herbert Archive.

  • Over my Dead Body by Mona Hatoum
    Over my Dead Body by Mona Hatoum

    UAL Art Collection

    The University Art Collection is a great opportunity for UAL graduates to get their artwork purchased and displayed by the University.

  • Strips from Berlin Horse, Malcolm Le Grice, 1970
    Strips from Berlin Horse, Malcolm Le Grice, 1970

    British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection

    Central Saint Martins' research collection for artists' moving-image.