The University of Brighton Design Archives is an internationally significant research base with a curatorial team that initiates and promotes collaborative activity through a programme of projects. Founded on a scholarly resource focusing on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century, we contribute substantially to the research profile of the University. The Design Archives welcome scholars and students from many academic disciplines researching the designed environment, the design profession and design practice.
Since the 1990s we have undertaken a range of innovative projects with a variety of partners including AHRC-funded collaborative doctorates and JISC-funded digitisation projects. In 2010 the Design Archives were awarded core funding from the HEFCE Museums and Galleries fund. View the Design Archives' research projects page
for more information.
Our latest project Exploring British Design forms part of the AHRC Digital Tranformations Scheme.
There is currently a studentship opportunity to conduct research in the archive.
To consult the collections, please contact us
Research projects and exhibitions
A Digital Transformations project with the Archives Hub and the Design Museum.
Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern, and Jane Drew at ICA
Design Archives’ research student at national conference
An exhibition of Icograda posters at London College of Communication.
2011 placement student Suzy Horada goes from strength to strength