Curation & Culture

Find out about the latest research and projects, conducted by UAL researchers, involving curation and culture.

UAL research centres associated with accessories, footwear and jewellery include Centre for Fashion Curation and Ligatus. Read the Fashion History, Theory and Practice REF Case Study submitted to REF 2014.

You can browse UAL Research Online, the University’s Institutional Repository, for an online showcase of all research produced at University of the Arts London.

  • Artivity

    Find out more about a project which captured data within the research process of artists. Funded by JISC.

  • Arts in Dementia Care

    Read more about the review of cultural and arts practices in dementia care in the UK. Funded by the AHRC.

  • Fashion in Film

    Find out more about this Festival showcasing common ground shared by fashion and film. Funded by Arts Council England, BFI, Arts & Business, Film London.

  • Beauty of Age

    Read more about Beauty of Age which explored the effects of ‘non medical’ vs. ‘medical’ approaches to the management of skin ageing in women over 60.

  • Classification of Conservation Web Content

    Read more about the collection and classification of web content owned by the International Institute of Conservation (IIC). Funded by International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

  • Coco Chanel

    Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike. Paris 1967-71. An exhibition exploring the friendship and working practices of two, extraordinarily talented and creative women, designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and artist Marion Pike.

  • Digitisation of Slides from St Catherine's Monastery

    Digitisation of the slides so far collected during the condition survey of the library of the St Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. Funded by the Headley Trust Grant Scheme.

  • English/Greek Terminology for Bookbinding

    The overall objective of the project was the production of a bilingual glossary to describe the structure and materials of Byzantine/Greek bookbinding. Funded by the AHRC.

  • Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

    A major fashion exhibition at Somerset House in London, celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of Isabella Blow - the late British patron of fashion and arts.

  • Language of Bindings Network

    This project, funded by the AHRC created a network of experts from a range of institutions in the UK and across Europe, who worked together to agree on a methodology for describing bindings using a widely accepted terminology.

  • Making Knowledge

    Making Knowledge was Central Saint Martin's first survey exhibition to focus on the research work of CSM staff. Displays in the Lethaby Gallery revealed the working methods of nine individual researchers to make visible some of the practices through which they produce books, films, video works, animations, textiles, lettering, ceramics, photographic images and design probes.

  • MitoSys

    The MitoSys (systems biology of mitosis) project will aim to figure out how mitotic proteins function and interact with each other in a mitotic cell to generate a system that drives chromosome segregation and subsequent cell division, from a systems biology perspective. Funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme.

  • Pain and Injury in a Cultural Context: Dancers' Embodied Understanding and Visual Mapping

    An AHRC funded project, which body mapped the pain and injury of dancers. The major focus is in the area of the body and dance within the field of the sociology of dance and culture, which covers theatrical dance and social dance and involves a range of theoretical and empirical studies.