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CSM Collections and Archives

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Central Saint Martins holds various collections which are available for study and research by students, staff and in some cases the public.

Museum and Study Collection

The Museum and Study Collection tells the story of Central Saint Martins' rich history, including works by students and staff and an art and design teaching collection, including early printed books, prints, illuminated manuscripts, embroideries, 1920s German film posters, textiles and garments. The collection is open to all.

Find out more about the Museum and Study Collection.

To make an enquiry about using the collection or to book an appointment, please email

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British Artists' Film and Video Collection

The collection is dedicated to the work of moving image artists, and supports research by students and staff based at Central Saint Martins as well as external individual researchers.

To make an enquiry or to book an appointment, please email or

Please note that appointments must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Materials & Products Collection

The Materials and Products Collection is a reference collection of a range of material samples including fabrics, textiles, woods, metals, sustainable and other materials. Currently, it is not available to view.

Start your materials research online via the Materials Collection subject guide.

  • The Materials subject guide includes:
  • video tutorials and guidance for materials research
  • key materials resources for online research
  • recommended viewing and listening
  • guidance on sourcing materials
  • making and experimenting with materials
  • information on sustainability and design


The Materials and Products Coordinator is available to provide support online via email, Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft teams from 1pm - 4.30pm, Monday – Friday.

If you would like some assistance or wish to schedule a 1-to-1 materials advice session please email:

Contact us

For the Museum and Study Collection and the British Artists’ Film and Video Collection, please email:

For the Materials and Productions Collection please email:

Find us

2nd Floor, Granary Building
Central Saint Martins
1 Granary Square