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Museum & Study Collection

Illustrations of women

We collect objects and archives that illustrate the diverse landscapes of art and design and tell the story of Central Saint Martins. From medieval manuscripts to contemporary digital artworks, you can explore the collection both online and in-person. Everyone is welcome.

Opening times

10am – 5pm Monday to Friday by appointment

  • A piece of dark material with
    Rene Matić, this is england and this england and this is england, 2020

    Visit or contact us

    Find out about our public study room, how to book a research visit or group sessions, and how to bring objects to CSM classes

  • A pair of shoes cast in a silver coloured metal
    Sarah Ansah, Chrome shoes, 2017

    Online catalogue  

    Search over 20,000 works online

  • An illustration of two people sat in a park beneath a blue sky with text that reads:
    Ashton Attzs, There’s Something I Want To Tell You, 2020

    Museum exhibitions

    What's on display currently in the Museum Window Gallery in The Crossing and in the Lethaby Gallery

  • A decorative cushion
    Unknown, late 15th century

    Collection strengths

    Discover the collection’s diversity and depth for yourself

  • Jewellery in gold with 16 eyes attached
    Ruby Mellish, Witness, 2021


    Learn more about how to access our collections

  • An animated character wearing all black and a hijab stood at a bus stop. Subtitles read:
    Maria Mahfooz, 30 questions with Maria Mahfooz, 2019


    Access the Museum on the Virtual Learning Environment. UAL student login required to access

In their own words

Tulsi, Goddess of Kings Cross: Raksha Patel

Collected conversations

A podcast series by graduate Terrence Phearse that critically engages with themes including anti-racism, wellbeing, climate change and sexuality. It discusses graduate work selected for the Deans’ Award 2020 and purchased by the Museum & Study Collection.

Object-based learning

Object-based learning at the Museum & Study Collection

Object-led wellbeing: mobilising museum collections for social good

Collection favourites

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 Museum and Contemporary Collections Judy Willcocks talks about conservation

Anna Buruma on Joyce Clissold: textile designer, printmaker, former teacher and alum

Our policies

Access [PDF, 342.8KB]
Collections Care and Conservation [PDF, 410.5]
Collections Development [PDF, 399KB]
Data Protection [PDF, 246.7]
Documentation [PDF, 343.9]
Museum Environment Sustainability [PDF, 244.3KB]
Rights and Reproductions [PDF, [241.5]
Safeguarding [PDF, 293.5]
Volunteers [PDF, 296.6]