We regret that due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to shut the CSM Museum & Study Collection to visitors. If you have a research enquiry please contact us at the usual address. Staff, who are temporarily working off-site, will do their best to help.
Object-based learning at the Museum & Study Collection
Object-led Wellbeing: Mobilising Museum Collections for Social Good
The Museum & Study Collection tells the story of Central Saint Martins’ rich history. The collection contains work produced by staff and students, a large art and design teaching collection, the British Artists’ Film and Video Collection, and some historical college records.
The teaching collection spans the 13th century to the present, and includes early printed books, prints, illuminated manuscripts, embroideries, 1920s German film posters, textiles and garments. We hold material created by CSM staff and students over the last one hundred years, and have collected from degree shows for the past two decades. The collection is open to everyone for inspiration and information.
Howard Asher's geometric designs inspire many students making new works in the digital age
Curator Sarah Campbell on a piece by MA Industrial Design grad Thomas Ballhatchet
Head of the Museum & Study Collection Judy Willcocks talks about conservation
Anna Buruma on Joyce Clissold, textile designer, printmaker, former teacher and alum
Object of the week: this oil and/or acrylic on canvas painting depicting a blurred crowd of figures. https://t.co/cbGXeDAfjL
Object of the week: 'Beauty Is In The Detail In Harmony With The Form' (2008) by artist Felicity Jones. This unique ceramic sculpture, in the shape of a cake stand, is punctured by small shell-like and organic forms. https://t.co/E8TzXXO6uO
Object of the week: Rachel Galley's 'Paper Bangle' (2004). A large bangle made from paper with a silver insert. https://t.co/8F88gPDOax
Object of the week: wood engravings by artist Myrtle Fasken from the series 'Shearing' (c.1928-1932). Fasken visited her brother's sheep shearing station at Spring Valley, Victoria. Back in London she turned what she had seen into a series of wood engravings. https://t.co/qCIrK7Tf5L
Museum & Study Collection stories
Class of 2020: Deans' Awards
Since 1989, the CSM Museum & Study Collection has actively purchased works from graduating students. Now, after more than 30 years, the process has taken on a new form in our first ever Deans’ Awards.
Echoes of Nature
Working with an archive in the CSM Museum & Study Collection, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students created their course’s first 3D-modelled virtual exhibition. We talk to the curators about the challenge of digitally designing a
Silence in the streets
Silence in the streets, a curatorial publication and platform developed by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students, focuses on British community photography group Camerawork.
Diary of an intern
Third-year BA Fashion Communication: Fashion Journalism student, Dayna Tohidi, shares her experience of the CSM Museum & Study Collection. She reveals her highlights, from an unanticipated online encounter with a Wikipedia administrator to