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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 and Products Collection 

The CSM Materials and Products Collection is a reference collection of material samples and products that guide student learning about pre-existing materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, innovations and developments in materials for design.

Each sample is labelled with accompanying information and company contact details for further research.

The Materials and Products Collection is open to all students and staff of the University of the Arts London. Located on the second floor of the CSM Kings Cross library, the collection is open for browsing during library opening hours.

Current students and staff: Our online Materials and products library subject guide highlights recommended resources for researching materials.

Alumni and External visitors can book to visit the collections.


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: