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Curation and 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.


Arts in Dementia Care

The review of cultural and arts practices in dementia care in the UK. Funded by the AHRC.


A project which captured data within the research process of artists. Funded by JISC.

Wear it Out: The Culture and Heritage of LGBT Dress in Sussex, 1917-2017

This project explores the cultural heritage of dress belonging to LGBT communities in Sussex (1917-2017)

Fashion in Film

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

Classification of Conservation Web Content

The collection and classification of web content owned by the International Institute of Conservation (IIC).

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.

English/Greek terminology for bookbinding

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

Language of Bindings Network

This project created a network of experts who together agreed on a methodology for describing bindings using a widely accepted terminology.


How mitotic proteins function and interact in a mitotic cell to make a system that drives chromosome segregation and cell division.

Pain & Injury

An AHRC funded project, which body mapped the pain and injury of dancers.

Modest Fashion in UK Women's Working Life

This project looks at how religiously-related modest fashion and associated behaviours impact on UK women's working lives.