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Research at Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins has an established and thriving research community. Our staff are curious and innovative and their research ranges from practice driven investigation to theoretical study.

The results of our research  take many forms including artefacts, designs, patents, catalogues, exhibitions, digital resources of various kinds, as well as published work such as books, journal articles and commissioned reports.

Much of our work crosses disciplinary boundaries and is carried out in collaboration with industry, commerce, museums and galleries, governmental organisations and other academic institutions.

CSM Research Projects

Fashion in Film
L'Inhumaine, 1924, Directed by Marcel LHerbier
The Houndstooth Project
Anne Smith, Houndstooth laser cuts

CSM Research Groups, Networks and Collaborations

Afterall exhibition, ‘Martha Rosler: The Bowery’, CSM Lethaby Gallery, October 2014
Afterall exhibition, ‘Martha Rosler: The Bowery’, CSM Lethaby Gallery, October 2014
Alexander McQueen, Dante collection, A/W 1996
Alexander McQueen, Dante collection, A/W 1996

CSM Doctoral Student Hub

CSM Archives and Collections

Research news


Art Auction: In Pictures

On Thursday 15 November, friends, staff and students of Central Saint Martins gathered together for the twelfth postgraduate Art Auction in an extraordinary show of generosity and support of arts […]

Creative Unions x Museum and Study Collection

In the wake of the Creative Unions exhibition at Central Saint Martins, Kate Keara Pelen, Creative Producer: Gallery and Public Programmes and Sarah Campbell, Museum and Study Collection Curator discuss the three […]


The Art and Science of Smell

Over the past two years, artists from Central Saint Martins and Kyoto Saga University of the Arts, in Japan have been collaborating on the Olfactory Art and Science Research project […]

Poster Parade

Sarah Campbell, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection curator talks us through the current temporary display at the London Transport Museum, Poster Parade, which features the work of five Central Saint […]

Caroline Broadhead

After nearly ten years as Jewellery and Textiles Programme Director and BA Jewellery Design Course Leader, Caroline Broadhead will be stepping down from her role at Central Saint Martins to […]

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